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Support Community-Based Paralegals' Inclusion in the Legal Practice Bill

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(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


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  • Michael Henry
    Michael Henry South Africa, Durban
    Mar 15, 2017
    Mar 15, 2017
    The central role Community-Based Paralegals have in enhancing access to justice for the poor and vulnerable should be recognised
  • Neo phasha
    Neo phasha South Africa, Pretoria
    Feb 19, 2017
    Feb 19, 2017
    Paralegals are not recognised in this legal game, we should look more into it. In the communities some citizens cannot affort legal advice so that is where paralegals get in. Least but not last in most traditional universities people who studied paralegal they dont get credits to further more their studies.
  • xolani
    xolani South Africa, Benoni
    Feb 11, 2017
    Feb 11, 2017
    it is imperative to advance the social,political and economical understanding through law to the people.therefore paralegal have good reference in such line
  • Barbara Gokdman
    Barbara Gokdman South Africa
    Jan 29, 2017
    Jan 29, 2017
    Our paralegals are not recognised have studied hard and want to help people in our community which cannot afford to pay legal fees.
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    Michael Henry South Africa
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    Palacios Rarani South Africa
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    Roscoe Wesso South Africa
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    Itumeleng South Africa
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    Neo phasha South Africa
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    lindokuhle South Africa
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    xolani South Africa
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    Barbara Gokdman South Africa
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    Amukelani Prudence Maluleke South Africa
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    Abigail South Africa
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    S Groenmeyer South Africa
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    wiseman magidigidi South Africa
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