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Access to justice in Southern Africa: Advocacy for the recognition of paralegals as professionals in SADC region

This position paper is by the Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) on the importance of recognizing Paralegals as professionals in SADC region in order to increase access to justice to the marginalized South Africans. The paper highlights the origin of paralegals, objectives, the current status of paralegals, important issues for consideration in so far as paralegals are concerned, the benefits which will be acquired after recognizing paralegals as well as SALAN’s request.

Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) was initiated in 1994. It is a network of 15 non-profit, non-governmental organizations in 9 Southern African countries that advocates for the rights of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalized through: providing legal services, engaging in public legal education, participating in law reform and policy change, undertaking public interest litigation.

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Uploaded on: Aug 23, 2016
Year Published: 2015


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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Policy Papers / Briefs Languages: English Regions: Southern Africa