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University of the South Pacific (USP)- Community Legal Centre

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Joined March 2012
Presence in: Vanuatu

The USP Community Legal Centre is operated by final year students from the USP Law School under the guidance and supervision of USP staff who are experienced and qualified lawyers. Students who enroll in the course attend the legal centre one afternoon each week.

The Student Advisors interview clients about their legal problems and then consult with one of the qualified lawyers from the University staff.

The Legal Centre provides clients with assistance in relation to civil matters such as family law, land law, contract, personal injuries, domestic violence, consumer complaints, work place injuries, motor vehicle accidents, debt, tenancy and wills.

The Legal Centre provides written and oral advice, prepares letters of demand, assists with mediation and prepares court documents and other legal documents. Occasionally the Legal Centre will represent clients at Court.

The Legal Centre also produces a series of brochures, which are available in English, Bislama, and French, and which provide information about the legal system and contemporary legal issues in Vanuatu. You can access these brochures through this web-site. There is no fee for using the brochures. If you wish to change the brochures, you must contact the Community Legal Centre.

People Associated With This Organization

Anita Jowitt

Vanuatu  
University of the South Pacific (USP)-...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information
I am the Director of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII). PacLII provides free access to law across 20 Pacific island countries, by publishing case law, Acts of Parliament and other legal material. PacLII is now beginning to "value-add". Upcoming include the development of a virtual community legal information centre, providing a centralised clearinghouse for the publication of legal literacy material and providing summaries of cases and new laws.
is the network champion (main point of contact) for University of the South Pacific (USP)- Community Legal Centre.

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