first-line assistance

Each Bar has a BJB (see legal aid office) which organises second-line legal assistance, and each judicial district (see district) has a Legal Aid Board, or ‘CJB’.

The CJB handles the organisation of 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 receive free initial guideline legal advice from a lawyer.

To find out more (addresses and what topics information is available on), go to 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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