Legal aid

Romania

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- Articles 90 and 91 of Law No 134/2010 of the Code of Civil Procedure

- Government Emergency Order No 51/2008 on public legal aid, approved with amendments by Law No 193/2008, as amended

- Articles 42 to 44 of Emergency Government Order No 80/2013 on judicial stamp duties.

- Law No 51/1995 on the organisation and exercise of the legal profession, as amended


Article 14(2), first indent - Names and addresses of the competent receiving or transmitting authorities

The Romanian transmitting authority is

the Ministry of Justice, Directorate for International Law and Judicial Cooperation (Ministerul Justiţiei, Direcţia Drept Internaţional şi Cooperare Judiciară)

Service for international judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters (Serviciul Cooperare judiciară internaţională în materie civilă şi comercială)

Str. Apolodor 17, Sector 5, Bucharest 050741

Tel.: + 40372041077, Fax: + 40372041079, Fax: + 40372041084 Email: ddit@just.ro

The Romanian receiving authority can be

either the Ministry of Justice

Directorate for International Law and Judicial Cooperation

Service for international judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters

Str. Apolodor 17, Sector 5, Bucharest 050741

Tel.: + 40372041077, Fax: + 40372041079, Fax: + +40372041084 Email: ddit@just.ro

or the Romanian court with the relevant territorial/material jurisdiction

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Article 14(2), second indent - Receiving and transmitting authorities' geographical areas of jurisdiction

As regards the receiving authorities, under Government Emergency Order No 51/2008 on public legal aid in civil matters, approved with amendments by Law No 193/2008, as amended, the application for public legal aid shall be submitted to the court which has jurisdiction to rule on the case in respect of which aid is being requested; in the case of public aid requested in connection with the enforcement of a judgment, the competent court shall be the court of enforcement.

Where it is not possible to determine the competent court, it shall be the district court in whose jurisdiction the applicant is domiciled or resident.

Under Government Emergency Order No 51/2008 on public legal aid in civil matters, approved with amendments by Law No 193/2008, as amended, where, at the time of submission of an application for public legal aid, it is not possible to determine the competent court, the application shall be ruled on by the Tribunalul București (Bucharest Court).

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Article 14(2), third indent - Available methods of receiving applications

Applications must be sent by post.

Article 14(2), fourth indent - Languages that may be used for completion of the application

The application and supporting documents must be translated into Romanian and lodged in that language.

Last update: 17/06/2020

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