Legal Aid

• Legal Aid Committee offers legal aid and legal advice free of charge as a member service to HYY’s members, organisations operating under HYY and students of the University of the Arts.

• Legal Aid Committee provides its services in person, by telephone and by email.

• The Committee’s on-call hours during the academic terms of the University of Helsinki are at 5 pm – 7 pm on Mondays and Thursdays at Pykälä’s office at Mannerheimintie 3 B, 5th floor. During the summer, on-call hours take place every other Wednesday. Information on exceptions and holiday services will be published in the news section of the website.

• The Committee helps in every legal issue (except in taxation), advises on legal documentation and reviews ready-made documents.

• The Committee does not represent its clients in official matters and/or in a court of law

• The Committee does not draft nor complete legal documents for its clients

• If you wish to visit the office during its on-call hours, we kindly ask you to call our service number and we will come open the door for you.

In need of legal advice? – Here’s what to do:

  • Contact Legal Aid Committee by visiting our office at on-call hours, by phone or sending us email (contact information below)
  • Start by describing your situation comprehensively – tell us from the start what has happened, who are involved and state your own interest in the case.
    • All your information and documents will be handled confidentially
    • In case you possess documents relevant to your case, we kindly ask you to bring these to our office or you can send them to us as email attachments
  • If necessary, we may ask our clients to supply additional information by telephone or email
  • We ask clients visiting our office to provide a student ID card or similar certificate to make sure the person in question is entitled to legal aid free of charge
  • If you wish to contact us by email, we kindly ask you to use the email address the university has provided to you ( /

Cases and client information are considered privileged and confidential.

Contact information:

Telephone: 050 311 0715
Address: Mannerheimintie 3B (3.krs), 00100 HELSINKI

On-call hours during academic terms at 5 pm–7 pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Information on exceptions and holiday services will be published in the news section of the website.

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