(1) The Legal Practice Bill [B12-2012] must include equitable & justifiable regulation, recognition & formal integration of Community-Based Paralegals into the formal justice sector. (2) The Department has removed all references to paralegals in the Bill, which were present in the first working draft. (3) Given the central role Community-Based Paralegals have in enhancing access to justice for the poor and vulnerable, it must be of great concern to all citizens, that they have yet to be recognised as legal practitioners. This will continue to have an adverse impact on access to justice and the sustainability of the Community Advice Offices. (4) Given that government has a primary responsibility to ensure access to justice for the poor and vulnerable, government ought to take steps to ensure the sustainability of the Community Advice Office and Community-Based Paralegal sectors
Sakhi 'Majola' Dyosi
Paralegals should be included on the bill I see no reason for the exclusion because there are auxiliary nurses and auxiliary social workers, auxiliary nurses are there to compliment the work done by professional nurses and dr same auxiliary social workers. Paralegal work is there to compliment the work done by attorneys and advocates, I believe this will help to bring awareness and the outcome will be people going in numbers to access legal services because of the help paralegals especial in rural areas.
The between legal resources and communities need to be filled soon please.
i agree that paralegals should be included on the bill
kumuri kuppusamy, South Africa7 months ago Name of Organisation: private
Comments: i agree that paralegals should be included on the bill
noleen leach, South Africa9 months ago Name of Organisation: cape peninsula universtity of technology
ntokozo, South Africa10 months ago Name of Organisation: law student
Comments: i am doing national dipploma in law and i must emphasise the important of paralegals in south africa.if the goverment dot regulate the paralegal profession that will be a sham to peaple of south africa especialy those who have less advantage to legal advices
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