Freetown, Sierra Leone
Timap for Justice, a pioneering Sierra Leonean NGO that provides basic justice services, launched its manual for community-based paralegals. The manual offers guidance on basic law, including crime, contracts, and tort; paralegal skills, including mediation, advocacy, and community education; and government policy and procedure, in areas like agriculture, mining, and healthcare.
Here, Timap co-founders Vivek Maru and Simeon Koroma discuss how the manual came about and why it is important for Sierra Leone now.
Namati Sierra Leone director Sonkita Conteh and OSJI’s Lotta Teale on Sierra Leone’s groundbreaking legal aid bill,
which calls for a scale up of paralegal services.
A description of Namati’s work on scaling up paralegals in Sierra Leone.
Sonkita Conteh on how paralegals approach community-level issues.
Conteh on paralegals providing concrete solutions to basic justice problems.