Jussformidlingen was founded in 1972, and is an organisation run by advanced law students at The Faculty of Law, University of Bergen.
The purpose of Jussformidlingen is tripartite:
- To offer free legal aid
- To survey the public need for legal aid
- To give law students the opportunity to gain practical experience
We are bound to professional secrecy with regards to all information we receive, both through telephone and during client-meetings.
All of the case work that takes place at Jussformidlingen is in written form. Letters from Jussformidlingen goes through a rigid quality assurance process; all letters are approved by an internal commission at Jussformidlingen.
Who can receive aid from Jussformidlingen?
As a rule, all private citizens are elligible to receive aid from Jussformidlingen. We have no restricions with regards to personal income or wealth.
Being based in Bergen, Jussformidlingen primarily assists clients residing in western Norway. However, Jussformidlingen offers legal aid regardless of where the client resides. If you are unable to come to our office, correspondence is carried out primarily by letter, e-mail and telephone.
If we are asked to represent both parties in a conflict, we will reject the last party who contacted us. Furthermore, it may occur that we reject cases due to other conflicts of interest.
What can we help you with?
Jussformidlingen offers aid within almost all legal matters related to civil law. We do not assist with criminal law. If you have questions regarding criminal law, we advise you to contact an attorney. We also do not assist in cases regarding tax planning, or «odelsrett» – a special redemption right given by operation of law to a person and his descendants when that person has owned agricultural or forested land of a certain size for 20 years.
Jussformidlingen only provides legal aid to private citizens.
Please contact us if you are unsure of whether or not Jussformidlingen can assist you with your case.
Legal aid from Jussformidlingen is free of charge
Jussformidlingen’s services are free of charge for you as a client. The only expenses you may have to pay, are any travel expenses or similar costs that your caseworker may encounter when aiding with your case.
By aiding all private citizens, we gain an insight into all types of legal issues. This gives us broad knowledge within many areas of Norwegian law, which enables us to identify relevant legal problems and respective solutions.
Please note: Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to answer questions regarding legal matters sent to us by e-mail or letters. If you want us to aid you, you have to contact us by telephone, or visit our reception.
How far do we pursue a case?
Most often, it is in the client’s best interest that their case comes to a solution without having to go through a lengthy and drawn out process. Jussformidlingen seeks to reach a settlement with the opposing party. This is less time-consuming, and in many cases more cost-efficient for the client.
However, there will always be cases that cannot be settled without a court decision. In such cases, Jussformidlingen can assist the client by acting on their behalf, and represent them in front of the Conciliation Board (Forliksrådet) if necessary. Jussformidlingen can present the case from a legal point of view, something which an individual may find hard to do themselves.
Jussformidlingen can also assist with cases against public institutions. Our caseworkers can assist with such cases at all stages of the process, including the highest instance of appeals.
If it is necessary to present the case before the courts, the case will have to be transferred to an attorney. Jussformidlingen will assist with the transfer.
984 925 573
55 58 96 00
Monday: 09:00 – 15:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 15:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00