Our Services

Paralegal Training

The network collaborates with training institutions such as the National Institute for Public Administration (NIPA), the University of Zambia (UNZA) law school and the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE), the Legal Aid Board, Law Association of Zambia and the Ministry of Justice to develop curriculum and train paralegals. PAN Secretariat coordinates paralegal trainings for member organisations to ensure consistency and accountability of developed standards. Since PAN’s inception, more than 1,000 paralegals have been trained. The network also developed reference and training manuals for paralegals. Year by year members
have been able to see an increase in cases handled by paralegals, an indication that the Zambian population increasingly utilizes paralegal services.

 

Stakeholder Training

We offer 3 kinds of Training services:

Conference

We contact conference training for various stakeholders to inform them of the needs and concerns regarding legal aid and safeguarding Human Rights amongst many.


Outreach

We also do outreaches to conscientise various stakeholders of the issues at hand.

Classroom

We also do in-class paralegal training and basic legal knowledge for various stakeholders.

 

Our Work

PAN empowers people to understand, use and shape the law through:

  • Direct legal services through our paralegal network.
  • Supporting disability self-advocates.
  • Training of justice and health officers to appropriately handle cases involving persons with disabilities and those who offend the law.
  • Monitoring to ensure reviews for persons detained at “The President’s Pleasure”.
  • Development of a guide to outlining for justice and health officers on how to handle cases involving these persons with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities appropriately.
  • Training of media on disability rights and appropriate reporting.
  • Development of informational materials to create public awareness and challenge stigma.
  • Advocacy to have laws that support access to justice for all.

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