State Funded Legal Aid
WHAT IS LEGAL AID?
Legal aid (commonly called free legal aid) is an institution guaranteed by the Italian State that allows all citizens meeting certain income requirements to benefit from legal protection without bearing the costs of proceedings (lawyer's fee, unified contribution, notification costs, etc.).
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO LEGAL AID
To check whether you meet the requirements for admission to legal aid, you should contact one of the lawyers on the dedicated lists, divided by subject, by clicking on the following link:
HOW TO SEARCH FOR A LAWYER
a web page will open where you can select the subject of interest (e.g., civil, criminal, labour, etc.) from the drop-down menu that appears by clicking on the search bar next to the "Legal aid matters" section.
Once the matter of interest has been selected, clicking on the "search" button will open a web page containing an updated list of all the lawyers registered for legal aid in that specific matter.
The identified lawyer will analyse the Citizen's request, verify the existence of the income requirements, and take care of the filing of the application.
INFORMATION HELP DESK
There is also an Information desk for state funded legal aid managed by the Milan Bar Association located at the Milan Court of Law, 1st floor (desk 2), entrance hall from Largo Biagi - Corso di Porta Vittoria, open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
At the Desk, citizens can obtain a list of registered lawyers as well as general information. For the list:
It is NOT possible to file an application for admission at the help desk.