State Lawyers Corps


The State Lawyers Corps (Spanish: Cuerpo de Abogados del Estado)[1] is a body of top civil servants in Spain, dependent on the Solicitor General of the State, itself organically integrated (currently) within the Ministry of Justice.

It was created in 1881.[2] It is formed by licentiate graduates (later graduates) in Law, who join the body after passing a competitive public examination, considered among the hardest to pass in Spain.[3] Experts in the ins and outs of the Public Administration,[2] and with a valued social network, the State Lawyers are also highly sought in the private sector.[3][2]


  1. ^ Méndez Sordo, Marisa (2018). "Big Law in Spain: A Dynamic Ecosystem". In Gómez, Manuel; Pérez-Perdomo, Rogelio (eds.). Big Law in Latin America and Spain: Globalization and Adjustments in the Provision of High-End Legal Services. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 247. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65403-4. ISBN 978-3-319-65402-7.
  2. ^ a b c Vélez, Antonio M. (15 March 2016). "Dónde están los abogados del Estado que han pasado al sector privado desde que llegó Rajoy".
  3. ^ a b "El Abogado del Estado, un fichaje codiciado por los grandes bufetes". Cinco Días. 1 October 2018.