Memberships

  • The Center for Human Rights was a member of National Legal Aid Service Providers Network established under the Federal Supreme Court Child Justice Project Office on collaborative legal aid provision. The National Legal Aid Service Providers Network is established in August, 2013. The Network is established to coordinate and facilitate the standardization of legal aid services, sharing of experiences among legal aid service providers and recognition of the role of pro-bono lawyers and paralegals. Members of the Network include courts, justice bureaus, women and children affairs, university based legal aid providers and NGOs.
  • In addition, the Center was a member of Referral Linkage Network established under the Federal Supreme Court Child Justice Project Office. The referral network established by the CJPO aims to address the various psychosocial needs of children using legal aid as an entry point. This includes children whose parents are going through a divorce whose need may include basic maintenance or medical services and child victims of crimes who may need counseling or temporary shelter. This requires the involvement of both governmental and non-governmental actors, which can avail these services. The referral linkage established in 2012 includes 37 governmental and non-governmental actors.
  • The Center also joined Learning Forum for University based Free Legal Service Providers as a member established with the Center’s facilitation in October, 2015. The objective of the forum is to create a platform that brings university based free legal service providers together to ensure that best practices are shared and that services are provided in an efficient and coordinated manner. In addition to the Center, 24 public universities based free legal service providers were members of the Forum.