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Legal aid and advice

Legal Aid Board
The Legal Aid Board provides legal aid and advice in civil cases to people in Ireland who satisfy certain requirements (principally,their means must be below a certain limit and there must be merit in the case.

Civil Legal Advice and Legal Aid
An explanation of civil legal advice and legal aid and the eligibility criteria to be able to avail of it.

Civil legal aid and cross border disputes
If you have a legal dispute in another EU country you may be able to avail of legal aid in that country by applying to the Legal Aid Board.

Legal aid for asylum seekers in Ireland
Legal aid is available to people in Ireland who are applying for asylum status. Find out more.
This document is in: Moving Country > Asylum seekers and refugees > Services for asylum seekers in Ireland

Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme
Under the Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme legal advice may be provided to those detained under certain legislation in Garda stations.

Criminal Legal Aid
You must fulfil certain criteria to qualify for criminal legal aid. Find out about the cases where legal aid is granted and how to apply.

Legal Aid Certificates
There are a range of different legal aid certificates issued in Ireland. Find out what each certificate means and how to obtain one.

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Contact Us

If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.