How to Get Free Legal Advice in Nigeria

Due to the continuous crippling economic situation, getting legal aid has become a financial burden for most Nigerian due to the high fees charged by most private lawyers.

Also, as most Nigerians lack enough information about the law and their constitutional rights they become easily swayed by these supposed legal practitioners who are supposed to stand up for them.

It is very important to get legal advice first, before going ahead with any court case whether such legal advice relates to issues bothering on Employment Law, Tenancy or Divorce.

Getting legal advice or legal help is quite important but it would also cost you a lot depending on the lawyer you take your case to. That is why this article is important as you’ll gain information on how to get free legal advice in Nigeria.

 

How to Get Free Legal Advice Services in Nigeria

From Lawyers

You can get free legal advice in Nigeria from private lawyers who practice in the country. However, there are only a few private lawyers who offer such service and these lawyers term such service as “pro bono” work.

The only way to find out if a lawyer offers free legal advice is to ask the lawyer for such service. However, most lawyers will only consider you if only they are convinced you are unable to pay for their legal services.

 

From Legal Organizations

There are several legal organizations both in Nigeria and abroad that offer free legal services to individuals who do not have the funds to get legal assistance. These organizations are reputable and could be the best option if you are unable to get the legal help you need.

These organizations include the BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights, Human Rights Monitor, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) and the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria.

Of all these organizations, only the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria is fully operational and offers complete free legal service to Nigerians.

 

Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (Lacon)

The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria was set up in 1961 when the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the time, Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, set out to bridge the gap between less privileged individuals and quality legal services. Due to his quest for quality legal aid for poor Nigerians, the Nigerian Legal Aid Association was born to provide legal aid to less privileged individuals in the country.

That means you can easily get free legal help from the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria if you are less privileged or unable to pay for the services of a legal practitioner.

 

How to Get Free Legal Aid in Nigeria

If you require legal help or assistance of any kind, all you need to do is to simply contact the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria through any of their social media handles or contact information. You can also visit any of their branches in Nigeria and they will look into your case.

 

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Offices of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria

Legal Aid Council of Nigeria Headquarters

22 Port-Harcourt Crescent, Gimbiya Street, Area 11,

Garki Abuja, Nigeria

Email: info@legalaidcouncil.gov.ng

Website: www.legalaidcouncil.gov.ng

 

ADAMAWA STATE & NORTH-EAST ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Contact Details:  08036341640, 08035462279

 

BORNO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Contact Details: 08167155022

 

GOMBE STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry Of Justice Complex

5 New Commercial Road, Gombe

Contact Details: 08058615087

 

BAUCHI STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Contact Details: 08056168357

 

Legal Aid Council Ningi Centre

Gurama Hall

Along Ningi/Kano Road

Ningi, Bauchi State

Contact Details: 08036316796

 

TARABA STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice

Jalingo

Contact Details: 08033928429

 

YOBE STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice

Damaturu

 

KADUNA STATE & NORTH-WEST ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

3rd Floor Room 323 – 328

Contact Details: 08030921543, 08036148133

 

JIGAWA STATE

Legal Aid Council

Room C 409, Federal Secretariat

Dutse

Contact Details: 08183221224

 

KANO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Gidan Murtala, 1st Floor

Contact Details: 08054374225

 

KATSINA STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Dandagoro, Kano Road, Katsina

Contact Details: 08023500657

 

SOKOTO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Contact Details: 08034526260

 

ZAMFARA STATE

Opp Photo Palace

Sani Abacha Way

Gusau

Contact Details: 08026164604

 

KEBBI STATE

Old High Court Complex

Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State

Contact Details: 08099131416

 

PLATEAU STATE & NORTH-CENTRAL ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

1st Floor Ministry of Education Building

State Secretariat Complex,

Contact Details: 08035946711, 08032199014

 

BENUE STATE

Legal Aid Council

Block GP, 508,

Fmr Ministry of Finance

Contact Details: 08039650978

 

Legal Aid Council Katsina Ala Centre

Local Government Secretariat Complex

Katsina Ala, Benue State

Contact Details: 08032101193

 

KOGI STATE

Fmr. Premises of ministry of commerce & industry

Behind Sub-treasurer,

IBB Way, Lokoja

Contact Details: 08035867020

 

KWARA STATE

Legal Aid Council

Governor’s Office

Ahmadu Bello Way, G.R.A

Contact Details: 08034838318

 

NASARAWA STATE

56 Jos Road

Opp Oceanic Bank, Lafia

Contact Details: 08055083960

 

Karu Legal Aid Centre

Karu Local Government Secretariat

New Karu, Nasarawa State

Contact Details: 08028505824, 08072829059

 

NIGER STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

8-83 Ground Floor, Minna

Contact Details: 07068875605

 

Legal Aid Council Suleja Centre

Old Local Government Secretariat

Kantoma Bridge, Suleja

Contact Details: 08035926608

 

Legal Aid Council Bida Centre

Local Government Secretariat, Bida

Contact Details: 08037393273

 

ENUGU STATE & SOUTH-EAST ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

RM 251 – 258, Enugu

Contact Details: 08034537752, 08034513338

 

ABIA STATE

Legal Aid Council

31 School Road, Umahia

Contact Details: 08032889382

 

ANAMBRA STATE

State Secretariat, (Old Building)

Ground Floor, Opp Uba Plc

Secretariat road, Awka

Contact Details: 08033459707

 

IMO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice Complex

Contact Details: 08063079364

 

EBONYI STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice

Abakiliki

Contact Details: 08035059290

 

DELTA STATE & SOUTH-SOUTH ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

Asaba

Contact Details: 08029426828

 

EDO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

2nd Floor Auchi Road

Aduwawa, Benin City

Contact Details: 08035754605

 

Legal Aid Council Auchi Centre

Behind FRSC Office

Off Ibienafe Road, Akhaluma Village

Auchi, Edo State

Contact Details: 08060384449

 

 

AKWA IBOM STATE

LEGAL AID COUNCIL

Federal Secretariat Complex,

Abak Road 321, 3rd Floor, Uyo

Contact Details: 08052231092

 

BAYELSA STATE

High Court Complex

Onopa, Yenogoa

Contact Details: 08032870008

 

Legal Aid Centre Sagbama

Local Government Secretariat Sagbama

Bayelsa

Contact Details: 08034507277

 

Legal Aid Centre Ogbia

Ogbia LGA Secretariat

Bayelsa

Contact Details: 08033383415

 

CROSS RIVERS STATE

Legal Aid Council

2nd Floor Left Wing

Federal Secretariat Complex

Calabar

Contact Details: 08053363287

 

 

RIVERS STATE

Legal Aid Council

High Court Complex

Port Harcourt

Contact Details: 08033395471

 

Legal Aid Council Abonema Centre

Akuku Toru Local Government Secretariat

Abonema

Contact Details: 08035518476

 

LAGOS STATE & SOUTH-WEST ZONAL OFFICE

Legal Aid Council

10 Okotie Eboh Road

South West Ikoyi

Lagos

Contact Details: 08023154578, 08035063339

 

EKITI STATE

Ministry Of Justice Complex

Secretariat Phase III, Ground Floor

Ado Ekiti

Contact Details: 08028287561

 

OGUN STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

RM 201-204

Abeokuta

Contact Details: 08033823631

 

ONDO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Federal Secretariat Complex

2nd Floor, Rooms 220-225, Igbatoro Rd

Akure

Contact Details: 08029514412

 

OSUN STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice

Oshogbo

Contact Details: 08036785949

 

OYO STATE

Legal Aid Council

Ministry of Justice Annex

State Secretariat, Ibadan

Contact Details: 08057072560

 

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