Law Clinic of Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc now works online!
The Student Legal Counseling Center at the UP Faculty of Law amended the rules for communication with clients and started operating online. People who need legal advice, even in connection with the current emergency situation, can contact it by phone (585 637 616) or by e-mail (email@example.com).
"However, we still do not provide legal assistance to clients immediately. Our help consists in analyzing all the information provided by the client to the case and its goal is to clarify the legal dimension of the case and suggest ways to proceed, "said Lucia Madleňáková, head of the Center for Clinical Legal Education PF UP, to which the clinic belongs.
Advice is drawn up by law students under the supervision of supervisors - teachers or lawyers. "We can advise in virtually all areas of law. Given the current exceptional situation, the state of emergency, we assume that, for example, labor law and social security law will be in high demand, "Lucia Madleňáková suggested and added recommendations for those who want to use the services of the counseling center. "Online operation, of course, brings with it higher demands on the client's technical capabilities. In most cases, it will be necessary for clients to have important documents ready, which they can provide us electronically. We will receive them scanned and sent by e-mail. On the contrary, we will send them, for example, various forms, consents, which in turn are necessary for our activities. "
For clients who already have a file and on whose case students are working intensively, only the way of communication is now changing. "Here, of course, we are moving to contactless forms of communication, we are canceling personal meetings. We will be in contact with clients by phone and via e-mail, "added Lucia Madleňáková.
According to the rules of the Student Legal Counseling Center, which are valid from its inception, the client has no legal right to the provision of legal aid. "As before, the student legal counseling center reserves the right to refuse or terminate the provision of legal aid," added Lucia Madleňáková.
Forty students are currently involved in the activities of the Student Legal Counseling Center. Clients should not delay with questions, as the activities of the counseling center are limited in capacity. The telephone line of the counseling center is operated on working days, always from 8:00 to 12:00.
Student legal counseling is a practical teaching activity in which PF UP students in Olomouc, under the guidance of teachers and practicing lawyers, solve real cases of clients who turn to the counseling center with a request to analyze their situation. It is intended primarily for those who cannot afford the services of a lawyer from a financial point of view.
Please find attached the rules of operation of the Students Legal Counselling Center.