Free legal counsel

Law students of the associations Orator at the University of Iceland and Lögrétta at the Reykjavík University offer free legal counsel by phone. The law students are advanced in their studies and are under the supervision of practicing lawyers. This way the law students gain valuable experience and the public can receive legal counsel without having to pay for it. Full confidentiality is upheld.

Counsel can be received during the school year, i.e. from September into April, except for December as this is exam time. You can call Lögrétta on Tuesdays from 5-7pm at tel. 777-8409 and Orator on Thursday evenings from 7:30-10pm at 551-1012.

If you have any questions outside of this time, you can send an email to Lögrétta at or to Orator at

Law students in Orator provide everyone with legal assistance by phone on Thursday evenings.

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Icelandic Human Rights Centre

At the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, immigrants can get free legal counsel.

Hús Kvennaráðgjafarinnar á Hallveigarstöðum

Women's Counseling

The Women's Counseling offers free legal and social services counseling for women.


Bjarkarhlíð is a center for people who have experienced abuse. There you get all the support and counseling you need in one place. All assistance is on your terms.

Physical abuse

Physical abuse and violence are when someone hurts you physically, like with pinching, shoving, kicking, or punching. Threats of physical abuse are also physical violence.

Manneskja í fjötrum. Hún er með lokuð augu og er leið á svipinn og heldur þétt utan um sig. Rauður þykkur borði er vafinn utan um hana.