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

Address:

Legal Aid Board
Criminal Legal Aid Section
48/49 North Brunswick Street
George's Lane
Smithfield
Dublin 7

DX 1065 Four Courts

Phone: (01) 6469644

E-mail: gardascheme@legalaidboard.ie

Further Information

Legal Aid Board website