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Legal Advice Clinics

FLAC Phone Advice Clinics

FLAC is currently offering limited FLAC Phone Advice Clinics in conjunction with the Citizen Information Service.

Please read more below about the service to see if you need it.

What is a FLAC Phone Advice Clinic?

A FLAC Phone Advice Clinic is a free confidential service that may provide the following:

  • first stop assistance
  • basic legal information 
  • advice - such as the next steps you need to take
  • referral– to another appropriate and relevant service

What happens during a FLAC Phone Advice Clinic?

Our FLAC Phone Advice Clinic volunteer will speak to you for between 15-20 minutes

  • They may ask you questions about your legal situation
  • They may provide you with some basic legal advice
  • If your situation is complex and you need ongoing legal advice you may be advised to go to a private solicitor
  • If you are eligible for state support such as Legal Aid you may be referred to the Legal Aid Board 

Who will I speak to in a FLAC Phone Advice Clinic?

  • You will be speaking to FLAC Phone Advice Clinic volunteer adviser.
  • All our Phone Advice Clinic volunteers are qualified to practice law in Ireland.

How do I make an appointment?

FLAC Phone Advice Clinics are provided in conjunction with the Citizen Information Services (CIS)

  • You can contact your local Citizen Information Centre (CIC).
  • See Map across or visit https://centres.citizensinformation.ie/ to find your nearest centre.
  • The CIC Information Officer will discuss your query with you and if it cannot be answered and an appointment is available for a clinic they will make it for you.

I already have a Lawyer/Solictor can I get an appointment for a FLAC Phone Advice Clinic?

  • No, our Volunteer Phone Clinic Adviser cannot provide you with a second opinion.

What happens if I have a complicated legal query that may take more that 15-20 minutes to discuss can I still have a FLAC Phone Advice Clinic appointment?

  • You may be offered a phone advice clinic appointment, but this session will still only last 15-20 minutes.
  • The service only provides basic legal advice.
  • If your situation is complex and you need ongoing legal advice you may be advised to go to a private solicitor
  • If you are eligible for state support such as Legal Aid you may be referred to the Legal Aid Board

 

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