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Welcome to Gyoseishoshi Lawyers of Tokyo Website

We, Gyoseishoshi Lawyers (Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialists, Administrative Documentation Lawyers), are certified experts authorized* to prepare documents to be submitted to a public agency in order to gain license or approval through our extensive expertise backed by our experience. In addition, other types of documents relating to rights, duties or representation (e.g. Contract document, Agreement on Division of Inheritance and so forth) can also be prepared and dealt with by Gyoseishoshi Lawyer through its proven proficiency in such document preparation.

* By “Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist Act”

You can rely on us in various scenes of your daily life, not just for your business needs. In the administrative procedures to the authorities concerned, we are legitimately certified to act as your representative and also to act as an adviser in order for you to manage, proceed with and complete such administrative procedures. Of course, we are able to prepare not only your documents in a wide range of fields, but also the appropriate follow-up too!

1. Services of Gyoseishoshi Lawyer

Gyoseishoshi Lawyer is a person, at the request of other persons and obtaining remuneration from them, who is engaged in the following businesses; provided, however, that this shall not apply to matters that are restricted by any other Act:

  1. To prepare documents to be submitted to a public agency (including an electromagnetic record; the same shall apply hereinafter) and other documents relating to rights, duties or representation;
  2. To represent acts to be conducted (excluding however, what falls under the legal services concerning legal cases provided for in Article 72 of the Attorney Act) against the relevant public agency as to the submission procedures of documents, application procedures for granting an opportunity for hearing or explanation in relation to permissions, etc. about the document submitted to the relevant public agency, and other application procedures for statements of opinions;
  3. To prepare, as a representative, documents involved in contracts and others; and,
  4. To provide consultations for the preparation of documents that Gyoseishoshi Lawyer is permitted to prepare.

2. Registration

To become a Gyoseishoshi Lawyer, it is necessary for a person to meet one of the requirements including passing the Gyoseishoshi Lawyer examination and to obtain registration, through the Gyoseishoshi Lawyers Association in each prefecture, of the Japan Federation of Gyoseishoshi Lawyers Associations.

3. National Licensing Examination

The National Gyoseishoshi Lawyer Licensing Examination shall be held by a Prefectural Governor as designated by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. The Prefectural Governor may entrust it to a person designated by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and now it is held once a year by the General Incorporated Foundation Gyoseishoshi Lawyer Examination Research Center as a designated examining body.

4. Supervision of Gyoseishoshi Lawyer etc.

Disciplinary action against both Gyoseishoshi Lawyer and Gyoseishoshi Lawyer Corporation, and Supervision of Gyoseishoshi Lawyer are to be conducted by Prefectural Governors. The Japan Federation of Gyoseishoshi Lawyers Associations is subject to supervision by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications.