Article by Neo Chokoe
The Pretoria office of ProBono.Org holds a weekly legal clinic at the office of the Master of the High Court, Pretoria. The aim of this project is to give pro bono attorneys a platform to assist poor clients with issues pertaining to the administration of deceased estates.
The help desk is staffed by volunteer attorneys on a weekly basis every Friday. They consult with clients and refer to our office any matters that need further legal intervention. The number of clients has increased greatly from the inception of the project and we need more attorneys to staff the desk and render free assistance to the clients who desperately need help.
We would like to make an appeal to attorneys who specialise in this area of law to sign up and fill the slots so the desk can continue to operate efficiently.
On the 16th April 2016 ProBono.Org Pretoria and the CCMA held an Access to Justice Imbizo for the community of Mooiplaas,Centurion. The presenters were Ms Neo Chokoe from ProBono.Org and Commissioner of the CCMA Mr Joseph Maaga.
Probono.Org Pretoria has set up a legal clinic at the Domestic Court in 174 Visagie Street Pretoria to support the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign. The clinic was staffed by Advocate Mulalo Makhomu today and will continue to operate for a week for members of the public to receive probono legal assistance.
A housing and conveyancing workshop was held in Mabopane for paralegals on 18 September 2015 as part of the Community Advice Office Support Project. Presenters were Ms Krishni Pillay of Krishni Pillay and Associates and Mpho Moya of Mpho Moya Inc. They covered the importance of permits, conveyancing, title deeds and foreclosures.