Access to Justice: Free Legal Advice Clinics for young people

The clinics will be run by the Children’s Rights Alliance to provide legal advice to children, young people, and families

Written by Hannah Byrne


The Children's Rights Alliance have announced a series of legal advice clinics for children, young people, and families as part of their Access to Justice Initiative. The clinics will run all across Ireland from October – December, with the potential for more dates to be added.

Access to Justice initiative

The Access to Justice Initiative aims to make children, young people, and families aware of their rights through easily-accessible, free legal information and advice. This includes helping young people understand what their rights are, how to know if their rights have been breached, and what legal remedies are available to them if they have been denied their rights.

The Children’s Rights Alliance want young people to understand their rights and protections under Irish law, especially if they are faced with the justice system, whether they are a victim, witness or defendant, or going through the family courts.

Free Legal Advice Clinics

The free legal advice clinics will provide one-to-one legal advice from a solicitor in locations around the country. The Children’s Rights Alliance also have a dedicated information line available for those seeking advice.

In-person clinics

You can attend the clinics if you are a young person looking for legal advice, or if you are someone who cares for a young person or works with young people.

The locations and dates for the clinics are:

  • 2 October – Dublin
  • 9 October – Galway
  • 16 October – Dublin
  • 23 October – Dublin
  • 30 October – Cork
  • 6 November – Dublin
  • 13 November – Monaghan
  • 20 November – Waterford
  • 27 November – Galway
  • 4 December – Dublin
  • 5 December – Waterford
  • 11 December – Carlow
  • 18 December – Limerick

If you would like to make an appointment for one of these dates you can email [email protected] or call Access to Justice Manager, Julie Ahern at 01 9020494. The line is open on Tuesdays 10am -2pm and Wednesdays 3pm -7pm.

Information line

The legal information line is open for children, young people and their families or people who work with them to access legal information.

Open Tuesday 10am – 2pm and Wednesday 3pm – 7pm. Call 01 9020494. Alternatively, email [email protected].

Click here for more information on the Access to Justice initiative.

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