What is it?

Representation and reimbursement of costs

The appointed lawyers will prepare the documents necessary and will represent your interests at court or in dispute resolution out-of-court. The lawyer will also take other actions in his/her competence, as specified in the decision of the court.

Persons receiving secondary legal aid may get reimbursement of the litigation costs incurred:
  • in civil proceedings;
  • in administrative proceedings;
or the costs related to the hearing of a civil action brought in criminal proceedings.


Free-of-charge or with 50 per cent contribution

There are two levels of financing legal. If your income and assets do not exceed the first level of financing, you will receive a lawyer free of charge; if they do not exceed the second level of financing, 50 per cent of the costs will be reimbursed by the state.

   How is it assessed?

The level of your assets and income will be assessed by the state-guaranteed legal aid service based on the data provided in the annual resident's (family's) property declaration (see Commentary of the State Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania on the procedure of the declaration of assets) and in your application.


In order to get a state-financed lawyer, contact the state-guaranteed legal aid service assigned to the municipality and submit an application, which may be filled out with the assistance of a specialist of primary legal aid.

If your income and assets exceed the levels set by the Government, your infringed or disputed rights may be defended by a private lawyer. Contact details of the lawyers registered in Lithuania are available on the website www.advoco.lt.
 

N.B. In the event your assets and income are defined as the first level of assets and income (or you receive secondary legal aid irrespective of the assets and income you possess), and you  have already been provided with secondary legal aid in two cases, the state will reimburse 50 % of the secondary legal aid costs in other cases. In the event your assets and income are defined as the second level of assets and income, and you have already been provided with legal aid in more than two cases, the state will reimburse 25 % of the secondary legal aid costs in other cases.

 
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