Organisation

The legal aid offices and the public guardianship offices function administratively under the six legal aid and public guardianship districts. The districts are headed by the Directors of Legal Aid and Public Guardianship Districts. The Directors are assisted in their work by two administrative assistants, who together with the Director form the Administrative Unit of each district. In three districts there is also an assistant for financial and personnel administration working at the unit.

The Administrative Units are responsible for the administrative tasks of the offices, such as budget preparation, acquisitions, personnel recruitment and invoicing, exclusive of client invoicing.

The Director of the Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District confirms the rules of procedure, which include provisions for example on the internal procedures of the districts and the division of public guardianship clients between the different offices.

The legal aid offices are headed by Leading Public Legal Aid Attorneys and the public guardianship offices are headed by Leading Public Guardians.

Contact information of the legal aid and public guardianship districts

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Southern Finland
E-mail address: etela-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: Porkkalankatu 13 G, 00180 Helsinki

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of Helsinki, Itä-Uusimaa, Keski-Uusimaa and Länsi-Uusimaa.

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Eastern Finland
E-mail address: ita-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: Kauppakatu 20, 3rd floor, 80100 Joensuu

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of Etelä-Savo, North Karelia and Pohjois-Savo.

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Southeastern Finland
E-mail address: kaakkois-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: Sibeliuksenkatu 21, 13100 Hämeenlinna

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of Kanta-Häme, Kymenlaakso, Lappeenranta and Päijät-Häme.

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Southwestern Finland
E-mail address: lounais-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: Humalistonkatu 1, 4th floor, 20100 Turku

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of Åland, Rauma, Satakunta and Varsinais-Suomi.

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Western and Inland Finland
E-mail address: lansi-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: PL 143, 40101 Jyväskylä

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia, Central Finland and Pirkanmaa.

Legal Aid and Public Guardianship District of Northern Finland
E-mail address: pohjois-suomi.oaevpiiri@oikeus.fi
Postal address: Veteraanikatu 5, K6, 90130 Oulu

The district comprises the Legal Aid Offices and Public Guardianship Offices of Kainuu, Lapland, Oulu and Ylivieska.

 
Published 7.11.2017