The externs in professional mode

Monday, 10 September 2012

Summer Externship Placements Begin in the Provinces

We are pleased to announce that the summer externship placements started this week in the provinces.

  • Alimamy Koroma is placed with Timap for Justice/ AdvocAid in Kenema
  • Esther Vivien Kabia is placed with Access to Justice Law Centre in Makeni
  • Anrite Thomas is based with Brac in Port Loko

All the externs have received a stipend to support their time in the provinces.

Sierra Leone has a mere 7 lawyers resident in the provinces where 80% of the population reside (around 4.8 million people). We hope that the summer externship in the provinces will support the excellent work of the organisations providing access to justice in the provinces, mainly through the provision of paralegal services. We also hope it will open the eyes of the students to the justice needs in these areas and inspire them to continue supporting such work upon qualification.

Blog posts about the students' experiences will be posted in the next few weeks.

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