Legal Notice

Publisher, Editorial Department, Technical Support, Disclaimer, Data Protection, Copyright
Verantwortlichkeiten und Ansprechpartner zum Internetauftritt der NRW-Justiz

Under local laws, Germany-based web sites must display a notice disclosing the operator’s details as well as certain other legally relevant information.  This notice is referred to as IMPRESSUM.

Provider/Content management/Technical support/Legal notice
For information about the North Rhine-Westphalia Government’s Justice portal ring 0180 3 290 000* (Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm)
* € 0,09 EUR/min for German landline callers; mobile charges max. € 0.42


Website operator/provider
Ministry of Justice of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Justice Communication Team
Director Ulrich Becker
Martin-Luther-Platz 40, 40212 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 8792-0 Fax: +49 211 8792-569
E-mail Justice-Online: 
E-mail Ministry of Justice:


The above e-mail addresses may only be used for informal communication outside pending proceedings.  The Justice Department does not accept service of legal documents, including, but not limited to, motions, pleadings or written submissions, via e-mail.  This is because the identity of the sender cannot be verified.

Information on North Rhine-Westphalia’s, ‘Electronic Access to Justice’ scheme.

Legal notices

Web content, links, copyright

Content manager/Editor-in-chief
(Deputy: Hans-Joachim Klein) 

Editor's Office Justice online 

Content Management Justice online
Hans-Joachim Klein (Manager), Karoline Baier, Sabine Breuer, Horst-Peter Hofmann, Evelyn Wacker, Gudrun Wendorff, Wiebke Westphal

Editors Office (Supreme Court)
Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf, Cecilienallee 3, 40474 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 4971-0
Fax: +49 211 4971-666

Editorial responsibility
Ministry of Justice
Customer service/Courts and government agencies
Courts and government agencies (addresses)
Electronic Access to Justice
Justice Forum

Webmaster Justice
Meinhard Wöhrmann

Technical support Provider/web hosting and content management system
Landesbetrieb Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen (Office for data processing and statistics North Rhine-Westphalia)
Service Desk
Helpline  +49 211 9449-2350 (Mon to Fri, 7:00am to 8:00pm)

Disclaimer, privacy policy and Copyright
Information about the contents of the online material, references and links, to copyright and marking law, as well data protection. To the regulations.

Note from Editor's Office
The Editor's Office retains the right to abbreviate submitted manuscripts and letters from readers. Contributions designated with names do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Editor's Office.

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