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How do I get a free lawyer?

Verified 03 December 2019 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of Justice

You can consult a lawyer free of charge at the coursework offered by different organizations and institutions. In addition, some insurance contracts provide for free legal advice.

Some public institutions direct and inform the public about their rights. Lawyers hold free consultations. These are:

  • houses of justice and law,
  • access points to the right,
  • departmental centers of access to the law (CDAD),
  • and information centers for women's and families' rights (CIDFF).

Who shall I contact

Free legal consultations can be organized in:

  • town halls,
  • the courts.

Who shall I contact


access to these perimeters is sometimes restricted to people of modest means.

Some consumer associations offer their members free consultation with a lawyer.

Who shall I contact

If you are a union member, ask your union if there is a labor law problem. The union's lawyer can give you free advice.

Local lawyers' councils (the bar associations) also organize free consultations with lawyers.

Who shall I contact


access to these free consultations is sometimes reserved for those eligible for legal aid.. You should find out before you move.

In addition to warranties defense and legal protection, certain insurance contracts may provide for free legal advice. You must check the warranties of your insurance policies.