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Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

Is it true that there are no 'real' probono lawyers in Switzerland? Only legal assistance/work done at a reduced fee?

Does anyone know anything about this?

Or better still, if anyone knows a probono lawyer in CH?
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Old 12.10.2012, 12:55
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Is it true that there are no 'real' probono lawyers in Switzerland? Only legal assistance/work done at a reduced fee?

Does anyone know anything about this?

Or better still, if anyone knows a probono lawyer in CH?
on a related subject, any bars serving free beer in Zurich? preferably Bellevue or similar area...
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Old 12.10.2012, 12:59
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Re: Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

No pro-bono, but my wife hasn't been paying her lawyer for the past 15 years!

(he knows he'll get paid in the end)

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Re: Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

You might want to look into this:
http://www.zav.ch/service/rechtsauskunft.html

Good luck!
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Re: Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

Just saw that you're located in Geneva, so this might be better:

Kostenlose Rechtsauskünfte Kanton GENF / GENEVE
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Consultation juridique: 6, rue des Terreaux-du-Temple, 1201 Genève
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Old 12.10.2012, 16:02
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Re: Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

There are no "pro bono lawyers" in Switzerland for the simple reason that there is "legal aid" available:
- for civil cases ( http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/272/a117.html)
- for criminal cases ( http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/312_0/a135.html)
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Re: Pro Bono Lawyers - NOT in CH?

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There are no "pro bono lawyers" in Switzerland for the simple reason that there is "legal aid" available:
- for civil cases ( http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/272/a117.html)
- for criminal cases ( http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/312_0/a135.html)
Oh I don't know, the prof Morgeli seemed to find one, more or less

"Valentin Landmann engagiert sich nur als «besorgter Staatsbürger» und nicht als Anwalt für Christoph Mörgeli. "
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*Stops himself from posting a U2 joke*

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