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SOJ Legal Aid Advice – Alicante province

Legal advice can be provided under Spanish law free of charge for people on low incomes if they are facing a legal process or think they wish to start one. In the first instance ask for an appointment in person for an initial free assessment of your issue, as part of the ‘Servicio de Orientación Jurídica’ (SOJ) (Judicial Guidance Service) or visit your nearest centre. See the weblink below for a general explanation of the SOJ in Spain and how to find your nearest centre.

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In Alicante province, three Colegios de Abogados provide SOJ services. For the northern area, the Alicante Colegio (Ilustre Colegio Provincial de la Abogacía de Alicante) has local offices in Alicante city, at Benalua law courts, in Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Denia, Ibi, Novleda, San Vicente Vilena and Elda. (See their website In the southern Costa Blanca the Orihuela Colegio (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Orihuela) has offices in Orihuela city and Torrevieja (see their website: There is also a Colegio in Alcoy. It is advisable to go with a Spanish speaker if required. SEE ALSO THE WEBLINK BELOW FOR A GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SOJ SERVICES IN SPAIN.

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Languages Some English spoken (on request), Spanish & Valencian spoken
Type of organisation Public