Who we are?
Copenhagen Legal Aid was founded in 1885 and is an independent organisation without links to any political or other interests. Copenhagen Legal Aid is the largest organisation of its kind in Denmark.
Copenhagen Legal Aid is run by the Legal Aid's board, whose members are elected by the Legal Aid's employees. However, the daily management is handled by the Legal Aid's manager as well as individual managers assigned to each weekday.
Through the voluntary work of over 120 lawyers and law students, the legal aid is able to provide free legal assistance to any individual regardless of their place of residence, provided that their income is below a certain level. The employees of the Legal Aid work in a broad variety of public authorities, law firms and private companies and therefore jointly posses a broad specialist knowledge in many different legal areas.
Contrary to most other free legal services in Denmark, the Legal Aid provides assistance until the case is solved and where necessary takes the case to court via the lawfirms that cooperate with the Legal Aid.
The Legal Aid's manager
Regional judge Henrik Bitsch
The Legal Aid's board
Eva Smith, professor dr. jur. (formand)
Maibritt Campos Nielsen,
Kirstine Rosendahl Poulsen,