Tokyo Bar Association

Legal Counseling for Foreigners

Counseling available on

Visa Status, nationality, international marriage and divorce.
Other general matters(such as civil, labor and criminal cases about Japanese law)involving foreigners.

* Japanese citizens are also accepted for Counseling.

Counseling days and hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday From 1p.m. to 4p.m.

Reservation for counseling

Reservation is accepted from 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. only in Japanese.
The telephone number for reservation is 03-5312-5850
The telephone number for reservation of free counseling is 050-3383-5300

* for those who have no income or law income


Japanese, English, Chinese

* The counseling is based on Japanese, but there are translators for English and Chinese.

Counseling fee

  • Counseling fee is charged on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Within 30 minutes:5,000yen(consumption tax is not included)
  • Over 30 minutes:2,500yen per 15minutes(consumption tax is not included) Counseling is free on Thursday for those who have no income or law income(There are examinations on the financial situation).

Introduction of lawyers and commitment of cases to lawyers

  • In case that client desires and counseling lawyer recognizes it necessary, lawyer in charge will be introduced.
  • When the case is committed to lawyer, client needs to pay expenses according to the Regulation of Payment of Bar Association.
  • There is a legal aid system by which expenses of courts and lawyers are advanced or paid for persons short of means.

The Tokyo Bar Association/Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association/Daini Tokyo Bar Association