FAQ

1. WHICH SORT OF CASES DO WE DEAL WITH?

We only accept cases concerning foreigner law or civil law.
Unfortunately we can´t accept cases from other fields of law such as family law, tax law or criminal law. Furthermore, your case shouldn’t have a deadline from less than two months. In case of doubt, our consultation team has to decide whether your case meets the criteria.
Since we are all students, we can´t represent you in court.

2. WHO IS PROVIDING THE CONSULTATION?

The consultation is offered by law students of the University of Mannheim.
They are solving your case by using their achieved knowledge as well as specialist literature. The final approval certificate is reviewed by a lawyer of our advisor team.

3. DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT?

Yes. Before we can deal with your case, you have to sign a contract of consultation . Click here for more information.

4. DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE CONSULTATION?

No. Our consultation is free (“pro bono“). Occasionally, expenses are incurred, e.g. travel expenses. These expenses have to be paid.

5. HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE LIABILITY?

The consultation is offered by students. The examination of case law and a general comprehension of the system can be expected from them. However, they don’t have to meet the due diligences of a lawyer. Of course, our students have to respect privacy and discretion, which is covenanted within every consultation. In addition, an accountability and documentation requirement is guaranteed.
Just in case, damage is caused by our consultation team, we will make up for the damage if your team has worked premeditated or negligent.

6. WHO GETS ACCESS TO MY PERSONAL DATA?

In general, only the coordination department and the consultation team dealing with your case get access to your personal data. After your case is closed, your data will be anonymised.
Your data won’t be circulated neither to a third party nor the lawyer supervising your case.

7. WHAT IS A SHORT DEADLINE?

Your case shouldn’t have a deadline of less than two months, because you should be able to contact a lawyer afterwards. Normally, we try to close your case within four weeks to give you the opportunity to contact a lawyer, if this seems necessary.