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How to get a free consultation with a lawyer in France?

In France it is possible to get a free consultation with a lawyer. We explain everything in this article.

First option : the Bar Association of your region

You can consult the website of your local bar association. The bar association is the professional order that groups together the lawyers of a territory.

⚠️ Please note: consultations last 15 to 30 minutes, that's why it is important to prepare your questions in advance!

👉 For Lyon (15 - 30 minutes) These free consultations are given at the Palais de Justice de Lyon (67 rue Servient, 69003 Lyon). You have to make an appointment before going to the consultation : here

The Lyon Bar Association also offers consultations:

  • For minors "Wednesday, I talk to my lawyer": 📌 Maison des avocats: 176 rue de Créqui, Lyon 69003

  • For foreign unaccompanied minors: 📌Maison des avocats: 176 rue de Créqui, Lyon 69003

👉For Paris

The Paris Bar Association organises several free legal advice sessions. The sessions are provided by the lawyers of the Paris Bar and are free, anonymous, confidential and accessible to all.

  • 📌You can have more information about schedules and places on this map

👉 For Marseille (20 minutes)

Consultations for all:

  • 🕒Monday to Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:30pm

  • 📌46, boulevard Capitaine Gèze- 13014 Marseille.

  • You can make an appointment by phone at or here

Specialised consultations in children's law

  • 🕒Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm

  • 📌Palais Monthyon, Salle 5.

👉 For other cities, you can find the directory of bars here

Second option : town halls or courts

Free consultations with lawyers can be organised in town halls and courts.

👉 You can check the information for your city here (in the 'Town Hall' or 'Court' section)

Third option : the "points justice"

There are public institutions and private associations that can provide you with free information about your rights and guide you through the process.

These various organisations are grouped together under the name "Point-justice" and are located in different places (communal social action centres, Maisons France Services, prisons etc.).

👉 You can find your "Point-justice" via the online service here.


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