Paralegal Supervision Meeting [BLOG]



With each new class of paralegal trainees concluding their 6-month training course and passing their final exams our team of active paralegals is rapidly growing, and weekly paralegal supervision meetings now stretch from 10am until 6pm (or later!) every Monday. In Lagos, we've divided paralegals into two groups, each group meeting every other week in order to accommodate our growing numbers. As Lead Paralegal in Lagos, I've taken on supporting paralegal training and supervision meetings, and in particular working with the newest classes of paralegals to help them get up to speed and tackle challenging cases.

Training Our 1st Class of Community Paralegals from Urban Slums

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November 2014, Ebute Metta, Lagos State -- In partnership with the Rural and Urban Development Initiative, RUDI, JEI trains 20 paralegals nominated from over a dozen informal settlements in 3 different local government areas in Lagos. This 3-day training is part of a year-long training program with the same group of paralegal candidates, a select few of whom will become JEI's lead paralegals in Lagos. This training was generously hosted by Reverend Akintimehin at his church in Ilaje Otumara informal settlement in Lagos Mainland LGA.

Badia East Message to World Bank Inspection Panel [VIDEO]

On February 23, 2013 the Lagos State Government forcibly evicted approximately 9,000 residents of the Badia East slum. The community was an intended beneficiary of a World Bank ($200 million) funded slum upgrading project. Instead of development, the community received bulldozers at 7am one morning, without any advance notice whatsoever. Since then, the evictees of Badia East have asked the World Bank Inspection Panel to investigate their forced eviction, as it in no way fulfills the Bank's own requirements on resettlement of persons affected by Bank-funded projects.