SOJ Legal Aid Advice – Balearics
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. It is also offered in certain situations regardless of income, such as domestic violence, workplace contract disputes and others. 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.
For the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera), the lawyers’ association for the islands (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de las Islas Baleares) provides SOJ services. (www.icaib.org/ciudadanos/servicio-de-orientacion-juridica/). There are offices in Palma, Manacor and Inca (on Mallorca) and in Mahon and Ibiza Town. While the duty lawyers may speak some English this is not guaranteed. It is a good idea to use a Spanish speaker to help make the appointment and to accompany you at the first meeting at least. SEE ALSO THE WEBLINK BELOW FOR A GENERAL INTRODUCTION AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SOJ SERVICES IN SPAIN.
|Languages||Some English spoken (on request), Spanish & Valencian spoken|
|Type of organisation||Public|