The Women’s Day Event held by ProBono.Org on 14 August, 2012 was tremendously successful — so much so that the attorneys as well as the organisation’s staff, including interns and volunteers, were all engaged in providing advice to the clients. Thanks to the gracious contribution of time provided by everyone involved, hundreds of women were able to gain access to legal advice that they may not otherwise have been able to seek due to their distressed economic position.
This workshop was hosted by Fasken Martineau. The focus was on the research conducted by the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (C A S E) on ProBono.Org’s Maintenance Legal Clinic Project, the practical and systemic problems facing the maintenance system and the legal reform of the current child support and maintenance system.
The speakers were:
“I present a weekly radio programme on SAfm (104-107fm) called “The Law Report”… which is an access radio programme where listeners are invited to call in with any problems they may have relating to that particular week’s programme.” – Karen Key
Karen Key interviewed Erica Emdon and Kisha Candasamy on Monday 21 May, 2012.
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE
We at ProBono.Org are constantly developing new pro bono opportunities for lawyers, and our next project will be a Refugee Legal Clinic in Pietermaritzburg. This project aims to replicate the successful weekly Refugee Wendy Hughes-Madondo & Advocate Bruce Bedderson- The Journey of Tresor Matoleo Legal Clinic held at our Durban offices, and which is staffed by legal professionals on a roster basis.Should you be interested in volunteering in any way, we would be interested to hear from you as to your areas of expertise and interest. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org this regard.The following documents were available to the workshop delegates:
ProBono.Org hosted a training workshop at Webber Wentzel on 23 March 2012 for attorneys and other interested parties on various issues related to HIV / AIDS and the Law (including employment law, social grants, testing, confidentiality and disclosure).A representative from Section 27 also did a brief presentation on the government’s new National Strategic Plan for 2012 – 2016, an important consideration for all HIV / AIDS projects.The speakers were: Metumo Shilange of Section 27; Reghana Tulk of Fasken Martineau and Thifulufheli Sinthumule of Black Sash
The following documents were available to the workshop delegates (copies are available upon request):
- HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No. 200)
- Irvin and Johnson Ltd v Trawler & Line Fishing Union & Others  4 BLLR 379 (LC)
VIEW THE FULL DOCUMENT HERE
The awareness of housing matters as a national concern was echoed by the presence of member of the legal profession, grassroots community-based organisations, NGOs and representatives from various government departments.Below you will find links to download the electronic copies of resource packs and material provided to the attendees.
Read a write-up of the event in our Newsroom