Asianajotoimisto Juristit.com Attorneys at Law is a general practice law Finnish firm in areas of civil litigation to criminal defense.
What is legal aid?
Legal aid means the professional legal assistance given, either at no charge or for a partial sum, to low-income persons in need of such help and who can not afford a lawyer. Aid depends on income and assets. You can read the Act on Public Legal Aid here.
Who gives legal aid?
Legal aid fully or partially at the expense of the State is offered by Advocates and other lawyers licensed to assist clients in trials for legal assistance or Public Legal Aid Attorneys. (*
In court proceedings the client has a right to choose between
a private attorney (like us)
a public legal aid attorney working at the state legal aid office
other lawyer licensed to assist clients in trials for legal assistance.