SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, June 11, 2003
ON LEGAL CONSULTANCY ORGANIZATION AND ACTIVITIES
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
In order to contribute to satisfying the great and diversified demand of individuals and organizations for legal consultancy, raising the legal awareness of citizens and helping them behave in compliance with law in daily-life relations; and to enhance the State management over legal consultancy activities;
At the proposal of the Justice Minister,
Article 1.- Subjects and scope of regulation
This Decree prescribes legal consultancy organization and activities of the social nature and for non-profit purposes, conducted by socio-political organizations and socio-professional organizations.
Legal consultancy activities of lawyers under the provisions of the Lawyer Ordinance and of the State legal assistance centers shall not be governed by this Decree.
Article 2.- Organization forms and scope of legal consultancy activities
Socio-political organizations and socio-professional organizations which fully meet the conditions prescribed in this Decree shall be permitted to establish legal consultancy centers according to the provisions of this Decree to provide free-of-charge legal consultancy to their organizations' members.
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