“‘Special measures’ to level legal fields”

Some say the role of paralegals in South Africa needs to be recognized. Gee, think other countries have the same problem?
"DECADES of exclusion of black lawyers had resulted in a skewed distribution of profitable law firms, and intervention was necessary to transform the legal profession, Justice Minister Brigitte Mabandla said yesterday.

"Mabandla was addressing stakeholders gathered at a forum in Sandton to discuss the drafting of a legal services charter, which will address transformation in the legal profession and access to justice.


"The draft charter [framed site, see navigation on left] proposes that the pro-bono work system envisaged by some commentators in the legal profession be developed and enhanced. It also suggests that the role of paralegals be recognised and enhanced."