What is a consulting certificate and who receives it?
The consulting certificate for legal consulting assistance gives people with low income and assets the opportunity to receive advice from a lawyer for a small amount of money. In addition to basic counselling, legal representation can also be provided in extrajudicial matters (assertion of claims, settlement agreements, etc.). There are certain income and asset limits here. People who would receive legal aid free of charge can also obtain a consulting certificate.
If you go to a lawyer with a consulting certificate, he/she cannot charge you more than a fee of 15 euros. The remaining fees are paid by the state.