Posted on 08 November, 2011 by RAQUEL RODRÍGUEZ
QLTS School’s records indicate that 28% of applications in 2011 for the QLTS course came from US attorneys, followed by Australia (19%), Germany (9%) and Italy, Spain and India (8% each).
Personally I was quite surprised to find out that just 9% were from Spain. Let me explain why. The Consejo General de la abogacía española (updated December 2010) stated that the total number of lawyers working in Spain that year was 168,485. I found a graph (on the link below) which compared the number of lawyers within the Member States of the European Union and Spain seemed to have one of the highest numbers. I assumed (incorrectly) that more Spanish lawyers would have tried their luck abroad especially given the current crisis and high unemployment rate... Well maybe it is time they consider this option more seriously...
Here is the link!