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Law students assist immigrants

Law students at Reykjavík University offer immigrants free legal advice at the Intercultural Center Althjódahús every Wednesday evening. The purpose is to help immigrants understand the Icelandic legal system.

Árni Freyr Árnason, the leader of the initiative, which was launched on this week, told RÚV the law students had wanted to help others, because they could imagine how difficult it is to live in a foreign country without knowing the language or being familiar with the legal system.

“Simple things can prove very complicated,” Árnason said. “We offer guidance and advice, on where to go in the administration to get licenses or certifications for example.” He added people can expect full confidentiality.

People interested in using this service can call (+354) 551-5800 between 5 pm and 9 pm on Wednesday nights or talk with the law students in the Intercultural Center on Hverfisgata 18 in Reykjavík.

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