Group offers free legal clinic for indigents
In their bid to enlighten the public on legal procedures and reduce the problem of “ignorance of the law”, Certa Legal Clinic, a non-profit initiative of Certa Legal Service has introduced a free legal consultancy service, which offers legal advice and preventive legal education to indigent members of the society.
In one of their consulting sessions held over the weekend in Ibadan Southwest local government secretariat of Oyo state, they urged members of the community to embrace the undefeatable law processes, which provides a sense of security and reliability.
The founder of the initiative, Charles Oyarekua said he understand as a lawyer that the most enduring contribution he can make in the society is helping those who does not have a clear knowledge of what the law says to come to terms with its basics.
“I believe that the law must provide a sense of security for every citizen and the citizen should trust in the fair application of the law, without which, such citizen cannot hold a positive view of the society”
Oyarekua also said created the opportunities in collaboration with other legal practitioners to give back to the community by using their professional expertise to counsel people on legal issues such as inheritance and marital dispute, child custody, criminal charges, human rights violations, debt recovery and contract interpretation.
Considering that there are serious questions at stake for an ordinary citizen, such as funding legal procedures, he said the clinic answers serious legal questions without any charge whatsoever.
“There are many people today who face eviction, human rights abuses, loss and injustice. Our free consulting services help bridge the divide and ensure that persons in need of legal assistance are not left without help as a result of lack of means,” he said.
He pointed out that the legal services which is presently running in Oyo state will be extended to every part of the country in due time.
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