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Introduction to Paralegal Programs

This chapter from the Open Society Justice Initiative introduces the context for and role of paralegal programs in legal empowerment today.  It offers information on the origins of community-based paralegal programs, the roles of paralegals,  the special benefits of using paralegals, and institutional homes for paralegal programs. It also includes examples from paralegal programs operating today.


Uploaded on: Nov 14, 2013
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2017

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice Tool Type: Laws, Policies & Legal Analysis Languages: English Regions: > Global