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If you need any legal advice and you do not know where to ask, choose one of the organizations that offer free advice. You will get basic orientation in your problem and then decide what to do next. You can also find a lawyer and be represented in your case. Can't afford it? There are many options for you.

You can look for help from the Association of Civic Counselling Centres. It brings together organizations that provide free counselling in several legal areas, mainly to single parents, the unemployed, people living on the border of subsistence and national minorities.

You may as well search for a lawyer through a search engine on the website of the Czech Bar Association.

The Aliance proti dluhům ("Anti-Debt Alliance") can help you orientate yourself in any debt issues and gain basic knowledge of how to deal with debts. You can also search the website for contacts in your region that can help you with your problem.

A similar project was also launched by the City of Prague in cooperation with the Faculty of Law at the Charles University. In this counselling centre, under the professional guidance of the employees of the Prague City Hall, legal consultations are provided by senior students of the Law Faculty.

Free legal advice or assistance is also offered by other non-profit organizations and associations. Your municipality or city may also provide legal advice. Ask directly at the municipal office or search the website.

In any case, beware of fraudulent companies that will only try to profit from your problem.

If you are solving a problem in the field of execution, the free counselling centres of the Bailiffs' Chamber in Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Ostrava can help you. Make sure you understand the execution process and thus avoid a number of possible problems and misunderstandings.

Visit the Ministry of Justice's website (in Czech only) for answers to other common issues that may arise. 

You will also find a form for providing legal advice there as well as an overview of the terms and conditions to meet when seeking legal advice (in Czech only)