The NBA AGC, Legal Aid Clinic, was opened to the public on the 28th of August, with Representatives from both Government and Private Rights Organizations collaborating to provide free legal advice and services to the general public.
Over 60 lawyers were on the ground, speaking to people selling their goods and services at the mammy market at the AGC. Read More: https://legalattorneyblog.com/2023/08/11/a-strategic-dialogue-on-accessing-remedies-for-human-rights-violations-in-nigeria/
Volunteer lawyers visited the mammy market, calling on the sellers to take advantage of the free legal aid clinic. Calls were made in English, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba and pidgin.
The free legal aid clinic is the second of its kind. It began in Lagos under the leadership of the then 1st vice president of the NBA, John Aikpokpo-Martins and the Body of Vice Chairmen.
This year’s intervention is led by the NBA – HRI in Partnership with NBA-SPIDEL AND THE 1st, 2nd AND 3rd VICE PRESIDENTS of the NBA.
Collaborators of this initiative include the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON), the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) with support from JURITRUST CENTRE, PILP, IIDEA RoLAC Program, DSN, FIDA, AWLA, among others.
SERVICES PROVIDED FOR FREE INCLUDE:
- Advice on Landlord and Tenancy
- Advice on Contracts
- Advice on starting a new Business
- Advice on taking loans
- Advice on marriage and matrimonial disputes
- General Mediation and Reconciliation of disputes
- Domestic Violence & Trafficking in Persons
- Persons living with Disability & Child Rights issues
- Child Custody and maintenance
- Employer/Employee Disputes
- Consumer Protection
- General Human Rights violations
According to the information disposed to The Legal Attorney Blog, The legal aid clinic runs from the 27th to the 30th of August from 10am daily at the NBA AGC Legal Aid Clinic, which stands opposite the AGC Mammy market next to the registration booths.
See the pictures below:
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