Legal aid board (CJB)

Each bar has a BJB (see BJB) which organises second-line legal assistance; and each judicial district (see district) has a Legal Aid Board, or “CJB”.

The CJB is responsible for organising first-line legal assistance. There are a number of places (justice centres, courts, OCMWs, etc.) where the CJB holds open sessions (“jours fixes”) where any citizen, regardless of their income, can come for free initial exploratory legal advice from a lawyer.

More information (addresses, and precisely what questions you can ask), can be found on First-line legal assistance.


Dutch Brussels Bar
Palace of Justice
1000 Brussels

Tel. 02/508 67 62
Fax 02/514 22 66

KBO nr: 248012469

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