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Deputy Minister Jeffery to deliver Key Note Address at the first national conference on Paralegalism

23 February 2015

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Mr. John Jeffery, MP, will deliver a keynote address at the first national conference on paralegalism to be held in Pretoria on Monday, 23 February 2015. The purpose of this conference is to promote the recognition of the paralegals in our society and to establish working relationship through which the paralegals will assist in providing legal services and enhancing access to justice to the poor and marginalized communities.

The deliberations of the conference will include the challenges faced when seeking to include paralegals in legal aid legislation to ensure access to justice in developing countries.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Venue  Absa Conference Centre, Pretoria (Gauteng Province)
Date     23 February 2015
Time    08h00

For media confirmations contact: Stephans Mahlangu on 079 8787587 /         

Issued by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development
Advocate Mthunzi Mhaga
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services