Dr. Benjamin Limbach, Minister der Justiz

Source: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann

Dr Benjamin Limbach, Minister of Justice

of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Introducing the Minister of Justice of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Dr Benjamin Limbach
born 25 September 1969 in Bonn

Abitur university entrance graduation, Aloisiuskolleg, Bad Godesberg, Bonn

1989 - 1990
Short-service commission in the Reserves, 910 Signals Battalion at Rheinbach; Rank: Lieutenant in the Reserves

1991 - 1995
University law school

First of two mandatory 'state exams' at the Supreme Court for the Düsseldorf District

1996 - 1997
Doctorate from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn: ‘Imminent death as an obstacle to prosecution’

1997 - 1999
Rechtsreferendariat pupillage at Bonn Regional Court

Second State Law Exam at the government-run examination office for North Rhine-Westphalia

September 1999
Joined the administrative appeals branch of the North Rhine-Westphalia judiciary – Cologne Administrative Appeals Tribunal

July 2002
Appointed administrative appeals judge at the Cologne tribunal

January 2003 - June 2014
Senior management functions at the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Justice

  • 2003 - 2005 Chief of staff to the Minister
  • 2005 - 2011 Head of Unit, Property Services and Procurement
  • 2011 - 2014 Head of Unit, Organisation of Courts and Prosecutors’ Offices; Director, Internal Audit

July 2014 - May 2020
Director, NRW College of Law and Justice and Head of the NRW Justice Training Centre

May 2020 - June 2022
President, University of the Federal Public Administration

Since 29 June 2022
Minister of Justice in the North Rhine-Westphalia Government

  • Supporters’ association, NRW College of Law and Justice
  • Supporters’ association, NRW Justice Training College
  • Charity of the German Federation of Court Officers and Bailiffs
  • Member of the Green Party (Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN)
  • Member of BundeswehrGrün, an association of green-leaning military personnel
  • Member of the green-leaning lawyers’ federation, RechtGrün