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SOJ Legal Aid Advice – Santa Cruz de Tenerife 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. 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.

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For the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera the lawyers’ association of Santa Cruz (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Santa Cruz de Tenerife) provides SOJ services at three bases on Tenerife (Santa Cruz, La Orotava and Los Cristianos) ( 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. (Note: La Palma island has an indepdendent Colegio: see 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

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