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I feel empowered, I know my rights: Communities empowered by peer educators and paralegals

This paper canvasses the use of peer educators and paralegals to promote community legal education and access to justice in marginalized communities in Australia. After weighing the benefits and challenges of using legal empowerment strategies in this context, the author concludes that using peer educators and paralegals working in conjunction with lawyers can help improve legal capability in vulnerable communities.

Author: Maloney, Jacinta
Title of Work: I feel empowered, I know my rights: Communities empowered by peer educators and paralegals
Date: 2014
Organization: Victoria Law Foundation
URL: Click here http://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/sites/default/files/1034%20CLC%20Report_JacintaMaloney.pdf
Topic: Access to Justice; Formats/delivery channels; Legal capability/legal literacy & PLE development and delivery
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Australia
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): Victoria
Availability: Full report online
Language: English