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29.09.2009

Legal information on the Internet

The Internet offers an almost endless flood of information and current news from all over the world. The Internet has also become an indispensable tool for lawyers: For example, press releases from the responsible federal ministries provide quick and comprehensive information about current changes in the law.

But be careful: Many articles on legal topics on the Internet - especially in forums and blogs - are written by laypeople and do not offer any legal security. Public information from the authorities or trustworthy websites maintained by lawyers and attorneys are better.

Here are some tips from our ARAG experts:

www.justiz.de
The joint justice portal of the federal and state governments. Contains, among other things, a list of places and courts with which the competent court can be determined.
Numerous forms are available free of charge, and there are also links to the various online services of the state justice administrations.
www.bmj.bund.de
Federal Minister of Justice Zypries has been elected Internet politician of the year 2009. The Federal Ministry of Justice uses the internet very effectively to inform citizens about the legal background as well as current changes in the law, e.g. through the newsletter.
www.gesetzesportal.de
Rather something for professionals: information on current legislative procedures and legal changes.
www.dnoti.de
The German Notary Institute reports very extensively and thoroughly on changes in the law and current case law.
www.mahngerichte.de
The portal of the dunning courts of the federal states with the possibility of initiating a dunning procedure online.
www.ebundesanzeiger.de
The electronic Federal Gazette is published by the Federal Ministry of Justice: You can search for information and announcements from companies (e.g. annual financial statements) free of charge.