Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme

The Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme was introduced in 2001 to enable the provision of free legal advice to persons detained in Garda Stations who qualified for legal aid under specific eligibility criteria. The Scheme was originally administered by Courts Policy Division of this Department but administration of the Scheme has now been transferred to the Legal Aid Board from 1 October 2011.

From that date, all correspondence, claims for payment and queries should be addressed to the Legal Aid Board as follows:

Contact details:

Legal Aid Board

Garda Station Legal Advice Scheme

Criminal Legal Aid Section

47 Upper Mount Street

Dublin 2

Phone: 01 6441913

E-mail: gardascheme@legalaidboard.ie

Website: www.legalaidboard.ie