Paralegal Scheme

Activities under this head will focus on developing non-litigation-based legal aid delivery, with a bias for paralegal services. Major programme activities will seek to:

  • empower local and rural communities to seek redress for injustices occasioned by power imbalances, social exclusion and status;
  • raise awareness among rural and local communities on the effectiveness of alternative and traditional dispute settlement mechanisms like mediation; and
  • establish and support a network of paralegal advice offices in five local communities in pilot states and communities.