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Legal Aid Bureau

Mzuzu, Malawi
Joined June 2016
Presence in: Malawi
Focus: Generalist Legal Services

it provides legal services for those who cannot afford

People Associated With This Organization

Chimwemwe Chithope-Mwale

Legal Aid Bureau (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Family, Labor & Employment
I hold a Bachelor of Laws from Chancellor College, University of Malawi obtained in December, 2010. In the same month I joined Legal Aid Bureau, a Government office mandated to provide legal aid to indigent persons. I work as Chief Legal Aid Advocate and head one of the only three regional Legal Aid Bureau offices in Malawi. I am also the current Treasurer of the Mzuzu Chapter of Malawi Law Society.

Whilst studying for my LLB I interned at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Crown & Duke Private Law Firm, Prison, Police and PAS (Paralegal Advisory Service).

I am a general legal practitioner hence handle both criminal and civil matters especially regarding human rights, land, family, deceased estates and employment. I have expertise in advocacy, capital defence and alternative dispute resolution.

By joining the network I hope to learn and share ideas on how to best reach out to the indigent and marginalized people so as to legally empower them.

Clemence Chamwenda

Legal Aid Bureau
Joined June 2016
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence
I graduated from the University of Malawi in January 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and i am currently working as a legal aid advocate at the legal aid bureau in Lilongwe. I am greatly interested to help in the legal empowerment of the poor and the vulnerable people.

Patrick Chinguwo

Legal Aid Bureau
Joined June 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Health, Livelihoods
i am a lawyer by profession. i am looking to network with those who dislike injustice.
Patrick Chinguwo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Aid Bureau.

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