22/03/2016 15:32 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Ho Chi Minh City offers free legal consultations to residents

HCM City, March 22 (VNA) – Everyday one lawyer will be present at the Central Citizen Reception Committee’s Office in Ho Chi Minh City to provide free consultations starting from March 22.

A total of 100 lawyers have been trained for the mission.

The lawyers will help those lodging complaints or denunciations gain understanding of their cases, said Nguyen Hong Diep, Head of the Central Division for Reception of Citizens under the Government Inspectorate.

According to Do Ngoc Thinh, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Federation , lawyers will incorporate explanations about laws and state policies in their advices.

In case they find unsuitable handling of a legal case by government agencies, the lawyers will guide citizens in how to lodge complaints to authorised agencies, Thinh noted.

Earlier, the service has been provided in Hanoi in two periods, assisting more than 1,000 people.