A Guide to the Juvenile Justice Act 2018
UNICEF has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their guide to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Please click here to access the guide
Sexual Offences Handbook
Help & Shelter has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their Sexual Offences Act Handbook to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Last site update : 26 Jan, 2022
Canadian Bar Association Virtual Intern - farewell to Ms. Nancy Bediako
Canadian Bar Association Virtual Interns - farewell to Ms. Sania Rashid and welcome to Ms. Nancy Bediako
Welcome to Canadian Bar Association Virtual Intern Ms. Sania Rashid
Ms. Rashid is not only assisting the clinic with research as required but is drafting legal aid legislation and a strategic plan for the clinic
Congratulations to Ms. Anisah Muhammad, the second recipient of the Miles Greeves Fitzpatrick Prize for Legal Aid
The clinic's presentation to Ms. Muhammad took place at the clinic on 27 January 2021, with the books being handed over to Ms. Muhammad by Ms. Sultana Fitzpatrick, the widow of Mr. Fitpatrick, their son Mr. Garry Fitzpatrick and granddaughter Ms. Zoe Fitzpatrick.
With the amendment to the Emergency Measures to include attorneys-at-law as providers of essential services, the clinic reopened in the second week of May 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to midday, and from 17 June 2020 was also open on Wednesday mornings.
Farewell to Ms. Kate Dewey and Mr. Kevin Chao
It is hoped that the Clinic's partnership with the CBA will be able continue later in the year with the placement of more interns.
Congratulations to Ms. Collette Marks & Ms. Rene McDonald
Welcome to Ms. Tonza Sarrabo
Closure of the Clinic due to COVID-19
Arrangements were made to attend court as required and to provide advice to clients by phone.
Welcome to Ms. Kate Dewey and Mr. Kevin Chao
Congratulations to Ms. Frances Carryl, the first recipient of the Miles Greeves Fitzpatrick Prize for Legal Aid
Further congratulations to Ms. Darshanie Lall and Ms. Roshelle Sparman
Congratulations to Ms. Darshanie Lall and Ms. Roshelle Sparman
Welcome to Ms. Michelle Matthias
Welcome back to Ms. Darshanie Lall
Welcome to Ms. Roshelle Sparman
Farewell to Ms. Yolanda Lamott
Establishment of the Miles Greeves Fitzpatrick Prize for Legal Aid
UNICEF-funded Partnership with Help & Shelter
Mr. Miles Greeves Fitzpatrick SC
He was a remarkable man in so many ways and will be sorely missed.
Canadian Bar Association's Young Lawyers Internship Program
Such has been the success of the partnership between the clinic and the CBA, that internship at the clinic is one of the most sought after placements.
The clinic looks forward to welcoming another intern in September 2019.
The clinic is most grateful to the government for the increase in its subvention for 2019, which will enable us to further enhance and expand our services.
Protection from Domestic Violence (GAWL 2022)
This factsheet tells you about the law relating to domestic violence, and how to apply for a protection
GAWL's Revised The Law & You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has embarked upon a project to update their The Law and You Booklet series. The updates will be done in parts in the form of factsheets covering the areas in the current The Law and You IV Booklet. It is the intention of GAWL to prepare a factsheet every month and when all the chapters and areas of law are updated, the factsheets will be compiled to form The Law and You V booklet.
GAWL's The Law and You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has kindly given permission for their “The Law and You IV" booklet to be made available on our website as a means of public education
Booklets about the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001
The Women and Gender Equality Commission has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their booklets on the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001 to be made available on our website as a means of public education.
Red Thread's Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act
Red Thread Women's Development Organisation has kindly given permission for their Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act to be accessed from our website.