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We Can: The Stories of Paralegals’ Search for Identity, Efforts, Success and Ongoing Struggle for Legitimization

In this collection of personal paralegal accounts, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) seeks to capture the experiences of paralegals in Gujarat, India as a model for other non-governmental organizations. These narratives argue that if justice delivery mechanisms hope to overcome case backlogs and other inefficiencies, paralegals must be recognized as equal partners in the process of access to justice. The final chapter discusses the specific needs and spaces, such as prisons, counseling centers, police stations, family courts, etc., where paralegals need to be legitimized.


Uploaded on: Mar 05, 2014
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2015
Year Published: 2012

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Reports / Research Method: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Languages: English Regions: > Global, South Asia