Jörg Staudenmayer has been appointed a registered expert for information technology law (“Fachanwalt für IT-Recht”) by the Stuttgart bar (2012).
This is a very prestigious appointment as the certification is an arduous process. In order to be a registered expert for information technology law by the Stuttgart bar, you need to attend 120 hours of classes in the respective area of law. After every 20 hours of classes you must pass a 2.5 hour written exam. Once you have obtained the respective certificate (after having passed the 6 exams) you need to independently work on a minimum of 50 individual cases, out of which 10 must be litigation cases. Once you have the cases, you have to sum them up in a formal case list which is filed with the local bar where the attorney is admitted, together with the certificate. All cases must not be older than 36 months upon filing. Once the application is filed, it is reviewed by a committee of three attorneys appointed by the bar. The applicant may be cross-examined by the committee on both, cases and expertise in the chosen area of law. A considerable portion of the applications are rejected by the committee due to a lack of merits. The successful candidates are formally appointed "Fachanwaelte" by the bar in a formal deed bearing the seal of the bar.