Application and scope

Legal aid is granted by the court / the authority where the proceedings are pending and must be applied for there. Legal aid may merely consist in being exempt from charges and procedural costs, but it may also include the provision of a lawyer as a duty lawyer. lf the court has approved the provision of a lawyer as duty lawyer, all costs of the lawyer from the time of application are covered and will preliminarily be borne by the State of Liechtenstein.