With the birth of this website www.ajaphil.org, law students and member-schools have now a domain in the whole wide world to immortalize their intellectual written works and share their voluntary activities centered to benefit the marginalized members or sectors of the Philippines society.
Access to Justice Advocates Philippines (AjaPhil) came to being to connect and give law students fastest avenue to converge online as they constantly exchange, update and share their views and best practices in carrying their preferred advocacies and stand on different issues such as but not limited to women and children, environment, indigenous peoples (cultural minorities), human rights, peace and development and other issues affected with public interest.
This website also aims to provide the members a forum in the cyber space to document and publish their community involvements, programs and undertakings in the promotion of social justice using their knowledge in law as medium in reaching, facilitating and extending help to groups or individuals to have access to legal assistance and basic social services.
The trailblazers and contributors of this site are the men and women who are products of the Basic Orientation Seminar (BOS) on Legal Aid Program for Law Students run by a local non-government organization the Mindanao Youth Volunteers Corps Inc. (MYVCI) in partnership with the Cultural Affairs Office, US Embassy Manila and the US Embassy Department of Justice Overseas Prosecutorial Development and Assistance (DOJ-OPDAT) since January 2013.
BOSí main objective is to train and encourage law students to embark into alternative lawyering and to initiate the establishment of campus-based Legal Aid Centers in their respective schools. This program provides them unique opportunity to pursue their legal studies, deepen their personal and professional endeavors while voluntarily serving their local community at the same time.
Today, there are ten (10) participating law schools across Mindanao and Luzon, namely, Liceo de Cagayan University (Cagayan de Oro), Bukidnon State University (Malaybalay City), Mindanao State University Marawi (Marawi City), Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (Iligan City), University of Mindanao (Davao City), Ateneo de Davao University (Davao City), Notre Dame University (Cotabato City), Western State University (WEMSU-Zamboanga City), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Zamboanga City), Notre Dame of Jolo (Jolo, Sulo) and Palawan State University (Puerto Princesa City). BOS intends to extend to other parts of the country and eventually in the Visayan region.
These legal aid centers offer basic services from affidavit-making to giving legal advice, research, paralegal training and education and will eventually engage into litigation with the help of its volunteer-supervising lawyers.
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Liceo Legal Aid Center (LiLAC) doing business under the name and style of Center for Alternative Lawyering of Liceo is the legal aid center of Liceo de Cagayan University, a privately owned university based in Cagayan de oro City. The group is composed of law students, alumni of the College of Law of the University, and lawyers who are passionate in the practice of alternative lawyering. LiLAC is guided by its vision of a holistic formation of law students committed to the transformation of society by promoting justice, empowerment, unity and peace, through helping the marginalized sector of the depressed areas here in Mindanao, in the Philippines and in the world. While the group was registered only this year with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it has been providing services to marginalized communities in partnership with NGOs for more than 8 years now. LiLAC has more than 50 members, 15 of whom are taking the active role of running the groupís activities.
The Mindanao State University Legal Aid Clinic or Mindanao SULAC for brevity, is the Legal Aid Clinic of Mindanao State University College of law. It is the first and currently the only one of its kind to be established in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It strives to cater the legal needs of the underprivileged and/or indigent clients of the Region and to help promote the proper administration of justice as a key to lasting peace in the region and in the country as a whole.
Office Address: 1F MSU College of Law Bldg.,
MSU Main Campus, Marawi City 9700 Philippines
Mobile No.: (+63) 907 336 7762
The Notre Dame university is a Catholic Institution in Cotabato City run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and member of the Notre Dame Educational Association Philippines.The Notre Dame University Legal Aid Center started sometime in 2009. Its members are the officially enrolled students of NDU-College of Law.
The following are the official pages and e-mail address of the group:
The Palawan Cradle of Rights is a unified composition of law students from Palawan State university school of Law, established last August 26, 2013 after the culminating activity of the Basic Orientation Seminar by the US Embassy in partnership with the MYVC.
Through our linkages and with the help of the different Government and Non-government organizations we aim to provide free access to people who need legal assistance.
The University of Mindanao Legal Aid Network (ULAN) is a non-stock, non-profit, and service institution of the University of Mindanao. As a service institution, it provides legal assistance, advocates human rights and social justice, and facilitates the formation of law students for alternative lawyering. It consists of law students and alumni of the College of Legal Education of the University of Mindanao committed to provide an adequate and greater access to justice of the community through its programs.
The CENTRO ADVOCACIA LEGAL is organized exclusively for charitable, socio-cultural and educational purposes, more specifically to serve the needs of the marginalized communities specifically children and youth and the minorities in Zamboanga City through Legal Aid Assistance and Human Rights Based Advocacies.