Rechtsreferendar and Rechtskandidat

English translation: Junior Lawyer, J.D.cand.

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German term or phrase:Rechtsreferendar, Rechtskandidat
English translation:Junior Lawyer, J.D.cand.
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg

04:30 Jul 3, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Rechtsreferendar and Rechtskandidat
Rechtsreferendar: who has passed the first State Examination; Rechtskandidat: who still has to take the first State Examination
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Sabine Schlottky
Junior Lawyer, J.D.cand.
Explanation:
Maybe it's just me, but trainee sounds like the person is still in law school doing an internship at a law firm, so I like Junior Lawyer better to express the fact that this person has completed his law school studies.
As for Rechtskandidat, I suggest J.D.cand., indicating candidacy for the Doctor of Jurisprudence which is the status of having fulfilled all formal requirements except for the final exam(s) leading to the doctoral degree.
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Dierk Seeburg
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Thank you very much. Very helpful.
Sabine
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Explanation:
According to Romain Dict. of Legal and Commercial Terms, Referendar could be a trainee lawyer or trainee in the judicial service.

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Junior Lawyer, J.D.cand.


Explanation:
Maybe it's just me, but trainee sounds like the person is still in law school doing an internship at a law firm, so I like Junior Lawyer better to express the fact that this person has completed his law school studies.
As for Rechtskandidat, I suggest J.D.cand., indicating candidacy for the Doctor of Jurisprudence which is the status of having fulfilled all formal requirements except for the final exam(s) leading to the doctoral degree.


    Reference: http://www.iee.et.tu-dresden.de/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/wernerr/sear...
    Reference: http://www.uni-koeln.de/jur-fak/lassv/index.html
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 09:07
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 404
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Thank you very much. Very helpful.
Sabine
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