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Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Joined July 2016
Presence in: Sierra Leone
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice

The Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board was formed in 2012 withe responsibility to provide free legal aid services for the poor including legal representation,advise,assistance,legal and community based outreach,alternative dispute resolution etc.

Our mission is providing quality ,accessible,credible and affordable legal aid services for the poor including para legal services

People Associated With This Organization

Cecilia Tucker

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board
Joined November 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice
BIOGRAPHY OF CECILIA TUCKER
Cecilia Tucker is currently the Legal Aid Manger of the Legal Aid Board—Sierra Leone. She obtained her university education, at Fourah Bay College, University Of Sierra Leone, in 2001, where she was awarded a Bachelor Of Arts Degree, in 2004. In 2004, she went ahead to study Law in the same university, where she also obtain an LLB with HONS. Degree, in 2009. In 2010, she did her bar at the Sierra Leone Law School, Freetown, Sierra Leone. In October 2010, she was called to the Bar in Sierra Leone.
As a barrister, she was attached to M.S, Turay & Associates, where she practiced as a barrister and solicitor for a year. She later proceeded to another private legal chambers, Preston Chambers in Freetown; where she practiced for five years as a barrister and solicitor. She was later employed by the Legal Aid Board—Sierra Leone, as a Legal Analyst/ Defense-Counsel; in January 2010 she later rose to the rank of Legal Aid Manager and Second in Command of the bo

Ibrahim Kallon

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice
I am Ibrahim Kallon, Law student and a Paralegal working at the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board. With over three(3) years experience in the justice sector; one of my reasons of being a Paralegal is to contribute to the dispensation of primary justice in my country. I believe that Suspects have the right to bail and Accused Persons have the right to be represented and given fair trial expeditiously. Legal Education in our communities plays pivotal role on Access to Justice and as well help the prevention of crimes. Juvenile Justice must be enhanced in our Justice System. I represent detained Juveniles at the Police Station, advocate for bail and also assign their cases to Counsel for legal representation when they're prosecuted. Justice should be Accessible to our people and Indigent Persons should be represented irrespective of their economic status. The human rights of Suspects and Accused Persons, Convicts and Detainees should be of paramount concern to us the barefoot soldiers of primary justice as this is the very reason and definition of our work as Paralegals.

Sesay Ansumana Ivan

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board
Joined July 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice
I am a native of Sierra Leone born on the 4th June 1967 in a community village called Rotifunk.i did both my primary and secondary school education partly in my village and partly in the city of Freetown.Further i did my university education at Fourah Bay college and graduated in 1995 and then proceeded to the Sierra Leone Law School and was called to the Bar and enrolled as a barrister and solicitor in 1998 having passed the Bar successfully.I have been practising law doing both human rights law and criminal law,civil law inclusive.In 2009 i was awarded Master in Business Administration at the University of Sierra Leone,Institute of Public Administration and Management having fulfilled the requirements of the University.In 2014 i completed an Advocacy training programme and was awarded a certificate by the International Committee of the Advocacy Training Council UK. I have worked for many human right organisations doing pro Bono cases etc.Again i was one of those who piloted the legal aid scheme in Sierra Leone until the Legal Aid Act was passed in 2012 and now the legal aid manager and senior defence counsel.
I look forward to network,collaborate and partner with colleagues doing good work on legal empowerment especially one that has to do with traditional communities who are most vulnerable in my country.Team working with them will be great advantage.

Joseph Dumbuya

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board
Joined July 2018
Interests: Generalist Legal Services, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
Joseph Dumbuya is the Registrar for the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board. His office is responsible for accrediting persons and organizations providing legal aid and also monitoring and evaluating the quality of legal aid provided by same.
Prior to joining the Board, he worked at the Special Court for Sierra Leone for over three years, first as Associate Special Assistant to the Registrar and later as the Site Project Consultant where he oversaw the establishment of the Sierra Leone Peace Museum which is one of the legacy projects of the Court. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the conflict and the story of the peace process.
He also worked at the Sierra Leone’s National Committee for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration as Information Officer and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)/Afghan Elections Project 2005) as UNV/ Public Outreach Officer and head of voter education in the Jawzjan Province.

Nicky (Onike) Spencer-Coker

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
I am lawyer working with the Legal Aid Board providing legal advise, assistance and representation to indigent persons. I also advocate and provide advice, assistance and representation for disadvantaged and abused women. Through community outreach and advocacy I am involved in raising awareness and educating our targeted communities on their legal rights and responsibilities.
As a defense counsel, I provide legal representation for indigent persons charged with crimes ranging from petty thefts to homicide.
I am also therefore acutely aware of the plight of accused persons in the correctional system...a system that is overburdened and ill-equipped to deal with the population we have now.
I am interested in interacting and learning from other practitioners and sytems on alternative approaches to helping this population who come from the poorest and most vulnerable parts in our society..

Olushegu Garber

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Land & Natural Resources
I am the legal empowerment project coordinator of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board ,I have being working around community justice programme for the past 10 years in my country .I was among the fist set of people trained to work as community paralegal in the year 2001 just after the 10 year civil war in Sierra Leone and I have worked as programme person in a justice and security reform project known as Access to security and Justice Programme implemented by DAI within the period 2012 -2015. Joining this group I am looking forward in having new innovation and yearning to acquire more knowledge in Legal empowerment programme implementation in line with international best practice and principles.I was recently coordinating the implementation of OSIWA/OSF funding to Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board in the legal empowerment programme and supervising 35 community justice paralegals with the aim of increasing access to primary justice services to indigent population in Sierra Leone.

prince Marlin

Sierra Leone  
Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board (Unverified)
Joined August 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
my name is Prince Reinald Marlin, I lived in the Western area of freetown Sierra Leone. Iam 30 years old married with two kids and I am a staff of the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board as Paralegal. I am a paralegal and I am looking forward to work with you all as a recognize member of this organization in empowering my profession and confidence in distributing Justice to all.
Sesay Ansumana Ivan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board.

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