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

Thabiso Nyapisi
Thabiso Nyapisi 25 Comments
288 Signatures Goal: 500

(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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National Alliance for the Development of Community Advice Offices (Nadcao) National Task Team on Community-Based Paralegals

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  • SALEMANE MOKHADI
    SALEMANE MOKHADI South Africa, Johannesburg
    May 08, 2017
    May 08, 2017
    The paralegals need to be recognize since mostly their offices are based at the rural areas. Now legal services are too expensive but with paralegals poor people will afford and befit from their services
  • Vanessa Stylianou
    Vanessa Stylianou South Africa, Centurion
    Apr 30, 2017
    Apr 30, 2017
    I am studying online and in practice, to be a paralegal practitioner. I am in the process of instituting my own legal proceedings in two, multi million Rand, fraud and theft cases, which crimes, I allege to have taken place over the last 10 years., I can not afford a lawyer, Cape Law Society inter alia, have told me that I earn too much to qualify for their help. When I qualify, I will help others like myself. I am grateful for the online info which is available, namely, The Black Sash Paralegal Manuel and organisations such as NADCAO.
  • 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.
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  • 4 months ago
    SALEMANE MOKHADI South Africa
    4 months ago
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    Jody Dantu South Africa
    5 months ago
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    Pete Roberts South Africa
    5 months ago
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    Vanessa Stylianou South Africa
    5 months ago
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    Michael Henry South Africa
    6 months ago
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    Palacios Rarani South Africa
    7 months ago
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    Roscoe Wesso South Africa
    7 months ago
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    Itumeleng South Africa
    7 months ago
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    Neo phasha South Africa
    7 months ago
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    lindokuhle South Africa
    7 months ago
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    xolani South Africa
    7 months ago
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    Barbara Gokdman South Africa
    8 months ago
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    Tatra Musheshe United States
    9 months ago
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    Amukelani Prudence Maluleke South Africa
    9 months ago
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    Abigail South Africa
    9 months ago
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