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Short Course
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Community Engagement and Access to Justice
The need for this training was identified by Legal Aid South Africa. They indicated that Paralegals in their employ need to be equipped to actively engage with the community they serve, to be able to present information sharing workshops, to be able to establish networks and partnerships within an informal community to enhance access to justice and to assist communities to access and enforce their constitutional rights.

Purpose of the course:

This training aims to equip paralegals in the employ of Legal Aid South Africa with the necessary practical skills to engage with Community Based Organisations, service providers within the communities, as well as the community they serve for the upliftment and empowerment of these communities to access and enforce their rights. This training also aims to equip paralegals with the skills needed to establish and maintain lasting and sustainable networks with various stakeholders.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Grade 12.
Learning assumed to be in place: 
N/A

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

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Course outcome 1

After the completion of this module the student should be able to show an informed understanding of the general principles relating to community engagement and access to justice.  Assessment criteria: At the end of the module the student will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to practically demonstrate an informed knowledge base of the general principles necessary to properly engage with communities in order to enhance and promote access to justice in those communities.

  Course outcome 2 After completion of this module the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to select, apply and critically judge the effectiveness of the implementation of a range of facilitation skills with a view to present a workshop to diverse audiences.  Assessment criteria:  At the end of this module, the student will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to practically demonstrate the ability to select and apply a range of facilitation skills when presenting a workshop to diverse audiences.
  Course outcome 3 After the successful completion of this module, the student must be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats (oral, written, visual and electronic) to diverse audiences for the purpose of transferring knowledge of the law.  Assessment criteria:  At the end of this module the student will be expected, within the context of a class situation, to practically demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats thereby transferring knowledge of the law to diverse audiences.

 

Assessment: 
Portfolio of evidence to be submitted.
Method of assessment: 
Portfolio of evidence to be submitted.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Paralegals in the employ of Legal Aid South Africa.
Contact us
Name: 
Law Clinic
Telephone number: 
018 297 5341