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This publication contains information on legal aid paid for by the state. Further information on legal aid and the contact information of the legal aid offices can be found at www.oikeus.fi. Contact information of advocates can be found at www.asianajajaliitto.fi.

Introduction

It is often necessary to have legal assistance in court proceedings and in other legal matters.

Basically, everyone should self pay for the legal assistance that they may need. If someone cannot afford the necessary assistance, it may be provided to them partially or fully at the expense of the state. This publication contains information on legal aid paid for by the state.

For purposes of legal aid, the state has a network of legal aid offices. In these offices, legal aid is provided by public legal aid attorneys. Moreover, legal aid can be provided by advocates and by other lawyers licensed to assist clients in trials for legal assistance.

Updated on August 25, 2014
Ministry of Justice