Spanish Bar Association and Good Spanish lawyer practices
As lawyers we are bound by the ethic rules of the Spanish Attorney Bar Association(s) (abogacía.es).
E. Arias Castellano : Lawyer since 1991 holding license number 7111 I.C.A.V (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Valencia).
M. Arias Winogradow : Lawyer since 1995 holding license number 63099 I.C.A.M. (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).
Representation in Spain
If you are abroad, in almost all instances, whether before the state and local agencies or in court, representation may be delegated to a third party through a Power of Attorney (Poder).
Many an occasion a simple signed Authorisation together with a copy of your legal identification or passport will suffice for a third person to carry out an errand on your behalf.
-In Spain Power of Attorneys may be executed only by notaries.
-Outside of Spain:
- at any Spanish consulate,
- and also by a foreign notary, with the subsequent legalisation in the foreign country (Hague Apostille) and a legal translation (only by a Spanish translator certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Traductor Jurado).
Right to have a lawyer
In criminal cases a lawyer and translator are provided, without expense, courtesy of the Spanish judicial system. You have the right to designate your own lawyer at your cost.
In civil court cases where the claim is under 2.000 euro you do not need a lawyer in court. In any cases exceeding 2.000 euro you must be legally represented.
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