C A S E research workshop on the Maintenance Legal Clinic Project – 10 July 2012

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:

  • Querida Saal (CASE).
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  • Natasha Wagiet (LRC).
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  • Natasha Budlender (Independant Consultant).
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Workshop on Refugee Law hosted by Randles Inc. in Pietermaritzburg – 13 April 2012

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 odette@probono.org.zain this regard.The following documents were available to the workshop delegates:

Seminar Programme
ProBonoOrg lawyer pamphlet
Wendy Hughes-Madondo & Adv. Bruce Bedderson

HIV/AIDS and the Law – 23 March 2012

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 [2003] 4 BLLR 379 (LC)

Housing Workshop hosted at Fasken Martineau

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.

Case: Olivia Road
Case: Maphango
Case: Blue Moonlight (SCA)
Case: Blue Moonlight (CC)

Read a write-up of the event in our Newsroom