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We help people resolve their family and civil disputes

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We provide mediation in family disputes, and civil legal aid and advice to people who cannot afford a solicitor.



Civil legal aid and advice
Civil legal aid and advice gives you advice about your legal problem. We can help you try to solve your problem, and if you need to go to court, we might be able to provide you with a solicitor and/or barrister to represent you.
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Apply for civil legal aid and advice
Legal aid and advice for applying for asylum or subsidiary protection in Ireland
Legal advice for potential victims of human trafficking
Information for solicitors interested in joining the Solicitors Panel for Home Mortgage Arrears Scheme



A family mediation taking placeFamily mediation

Family mediation helps you solve your family disputes without going to court. We help you work out an agreement about your family arrangements, including arrangements on the care of your children, taking into account the needs and interests of all involved.

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Advertisement for Legal Aid Board's Family Mediator Professional Training 2016 – 2017



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Legal aid in criminal cases
We do not provide legal aid in criminal cases. A person who has any enquiry in relation to criminal legal aid in a particular case should contact the Court Clerk/Registrar.


Information for the legal profession on ad-hoc criminal legal aid schemes
We administer three ad-hoc criminal legal aid schemes – the Garda Station Legal Advice Revised Scheme, the Criminal Assets Bureau Ad-hoc Legal Aid Scheme, and the Legal Aid Custody Issues Scheme.

Find out more:
Garda Station Legal Advice Revised Scheme
Legal Aid – Custody Issues Scheme
Criminal Assets Bureau Ad-hoc Legal Aid Scheme


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Research and information services

We provide independent research and information services to organisations involved in the asylum process in Ireland.
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