LEGAL AID IN JAPAN
Do you have questions about a legal issue?
Do you think you might benefit from talking to a legal professional? Are you struggling to find some assistance? Are you wondering who you can trust? Are you concerned about the cost of legal services?
A couple years back the Japan Times published an article entitled “A cut-out-and-keep guide to getting legal advice in Japan.” The article describes nine options in Japan for people in need of legal help. In addition to places like the Japan Legal Support Center, which is mentioned in the article, people in the Kansai area of Japan might consider checking out some of these organizations: *Osaka International House Foundation *Osaka Foundation of International Exchange *Kyoto City International Foundation *Kobe International Community Center
The legal system may provide remedies to help you solve a problem or resolve a dispute, and sometimes the strength of your case, or the availability of certain options, may depend upon your taking action in a timely manner. A 30-minute legal consultation might address some of your concerns and point you in the right direction.
Gary O. Haase is a U.S. immigration attorney admitted in California and Japan (licensed foreign attorney). This article is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact a qualified legal professional to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue. The opinions expressed are those of the individual author and do not reflect the views or opinions of any nonprofit organization or government agency.