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UTG Law Clinic to open to public tomorrow

Jun 15, 2012, 2:49 PM

The newly established law clinic of the University of the Gambia (UTG) will open its doors to the public on Saturday 16 June 2012.

The law clinic has been established to provide a vital service to the local communities since the legal service can be very expensive and sometimes, even if one has a pressing legal matter, paying for the services of a lawyer to give advice and representation is not a viable option.

“At the UTG law clinic, members of the public can come for an initial consultation meeting with practitioners and students, who will determine whether you are eligible (based on your means and the subject of your case) for our services and how best we can help you in resolving your legal matter. This might involve in-clinic advice, mediation sessions, helping you fill out documents or helping your cases through the court system,” a press release from the initiators has revealed.

“Our aim is to help people with legal matters find the most appropriate solution to their problems as quick as possible.  We have practitioners who are specialists across the board. We hope to be able to help people with matters concerning land, family, crime, inheritance, employment, contract, human rights,” it stated, saying:  “Whether you are in the middle of a land dispute with your brother, a victim of crime, someone being accused, having problems sorting out inheritance issues…. We are here to help.”

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