Selection of a lawyer

A lawyer providing state-guaranteed legal aid shall be selected by the State-guaranteed legal aid service or its divisions in Kaunas, Klaipeda, Šiauliai and Panevėžys from the lists of lawyers who have concluded agreements on the provision of secondary legal aid.

Applicant’s proposal regarding the specific lawyer, the place of residence of the applicant, the place of employment of the lawyer, the workload of the lawyer and other circumstances significant for the provision of secondary legal aidshall be taken into account when selecting a lawyer.

If you wish that secondary legal aid is provided by the lawyer of your choice who is not included in the lists of lawyers providing secondary legal aid, you should submit a written consent of the lawyer of your choice regarding the representation in the proceedings in addition to the application for the provision of secondary legal aid. The State-guaranteed legal aid service (or its divisions), having examined the submitted documents, will conclude the agreement regarding the provision of secondary legal aid with the lawyer of your choice and adopt a decision regarding the appointment of the lawyer of your choice not later than within one month from the date of adopting the decision to provide secondary legal aid. In case the agreement regarding the provision of secondary legal aid with the lawyer of your choice is not concluded, the State-guaranteed legal aid service (or its divisions) will select a lawyer from the list of available lawyers providing secondary legal aid not later than within 5 working days from the date of the refusal to conclude the said agreement.

 
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