Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)
What is FLAC?
The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) is an independent voluntary organisation that offers free basic legal advice.
The main functions of FLAC are to:
- Provide free basic advice and information to people with legal queries
- Promote equal access to justice through advocacy campaigns
- Conduct research in priority areas of law in the name of the public interest
FLAC does not offer a representation service and cannot assist you with finding legal representation. The Law Society has information on how to find a solicitor.
How can I get free legal advice?
FLAC offers a telephone information and referral line Monday to Friday. The phone line is free of charge.
FLAC cannot provide legal information or advice via email or post.
You can find a list of guides containing legal information on the FLAC website.
FLAC Phone Advice Clinics
FLAC also offer free legal advice phone clinics on a limited basis, in conjunction with Citizens Information Services (CIS). The volunteers who answer the phones are qualified to practice law in Ireland.
This is a free confidential service that may provide:
- First stop assistance
- Basic legal information
- Advice, such as the next steps you need to take
- A referral to another appropriate service
If you already have legal representation, the FLAC Phone Advice Clinic cannot give you a second opinion on your legal issue.