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LRF coordinates help desks
The LRF and other legal assistance providers, aware that self-actors in courts need legal advice and guidance, are operating help desks at the courts.
LRF makes legal aid a reality
Accessing justice is a nightmare in Zimbabwe as it is not only difficult to understand and follow the complex court processes, but also expensive, particularly if one engages a legal practitioner. For many, access to justice is a pie in the sky. The LRF’s legal services have, however, made access to justice a reality for the indigent, regardless of gender, cultural beliefs or political orientation. To say people flock to the LRF offices for free legal aid is an understatement; last year alone, 9,474 people came to the organisation to seek legal assistance. As is the norm, the LRF did not disappoint as it assisted by drafting legal documents, offering legal advice and through Alternative Dispute Resolution. The use of less expensive methods to resolve cases makes LRF legal services more efficient and relevant, subsequently enabling more people to be assisted with fewer resources and within a shorter time frame.