Attorney in Costa Rica

About Costa Rica

In this section I would like to give you my opinion about Costa Rica, the country I was born in.  I will also answer some questions in regards to obtaining legal aid and advice in Costa Rica.  Moreover, I will also give you a general idea on how the Court system is established, and if case law applies, as in many common law countries.  

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. It is known for its diverse ecosystems, including rainforests, beaches, and volcanoes, and its commitment to environmental conservation. The official language is Spanish, and San José is the capital city. It’s a popular destination for ecotourism and adventure tourism. We are a free country, have no army, and we are thankful for it.  Our country is a presidential constitutional republic, a democracy, one of the oldest in America.

Is Costa Rica a common law country?

No.  Costa Rica is not a common law country.   The Costa Rican system is rooted in the Romano-Germanic style of law.  We have codification at our very core. However, jurisprudence or “case law”,  plays a vital role in the dynamics of our legality.  Case law is applied, in situations where a law must be interpreted or integrated.    The main difference is that in Costa Rica, Judges must abide primarily by the written law, and case law or jurisprudence, falls into a secondary position.  

The legal system of Costa Rica is based on Roman Law, especially in civil matters.   The Constitution of Costa Rica is the country’s supreme law, and all other laws and regulations must be consistent with it.  If a law is contraty to the Constitution, and your right´s are being violated by it, you can file an “Action of Unconstitutionality”.  This is filed at the Constitutional Court of Costa Rica.     

How is the Court organized in Costa Rica?

The court system in Costa Rica is divided into three levels: lower courts, appellate courts, and the Supreme Court. The lower courts, or Juzgados de Primera Instancia, handle civil, agrarian, family, and labor cases. The appellate courts, or Tribunales de Apelación, hear appeals from the lower courts. Finally, the Supreme Court is the highest in the country and has the power of final review of cases.  


Christopher Pirie is a legal advisor and family law attorney in Costa Rica. Legal aid and court proceedings. Costa Rica is not a common law country.

Do you provide legal advice in Costa Rica?

Yes.  I can give you legal advice personally in the country.  You can also contact me to speak with you through whatsapp or e mail. Our firm can help you if you need legal aid or consultation.  If you require legal services, or need legal aid with a case, we will be happy to help you. If you want legal advice on an issue feel free to contact me. 

Costa Rica is not a common law country. The court has a special organization.

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