Preparing for coronavirus in the judicial administration

The Ministry of Justice and the agencies in its administrative branch monitor the coronavirus situation closely and follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.

At the moment, the primary modes of contacting the judicial authorities are the telephone, email and electronic services. Agencies in the Ministry’s administrative branch keep informing the public about current issues in their areas of responsibility and about preparedness in their respective sectors.

Read more on the website of of the Ministry of Justice

The offices of legal aid and public guardianship prepairing for coronavirus

Information and advice on the coronavirus on the Government website:

Covid-19 updates and guidance on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

Judicial administration

The judicial administration consists of the independent courts of law, prosecution service, enforcement authorities, who see to the enforcement of judgments, The Criminal Sanctions Agency, who sees to the enforcement of custodial sentences, and Bar Association and the other avenues of legal aid.

The competent unit within the judicial system can be searched by the name of the municipality on the contact information page.

With the name of the municipality, you can identify the competent
district court
court of appeal
administrative court
prosecution unit
enforcement unit
public guardianship office

as well as nearest
state legal aid office

A customer may approach any of the legal aid offices; it is often convenient to use the services of the nearest one.

Some types of matter have been assigned to only a few district courts. Please see the separate lists of municipalities for land court matters, enforcement appeals and corporate restructurings. These lists are available only in Finnish.


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