In light of the potential role of paralegals as a catalyst for rural development in Africa, the ICJ has, in terms of its LRSA (Legal Services in Rural Areas) programme, organised paralegal training seminars in over ten African countries. These have resulted in the launching of national LSRA projects for the further consolidation of paralegal work in the participating countries. In all these seminars the need for a Trainer’s Manual had been expressed by the participants.
The manual contains ten chapters:
- Understanding the Concept of Paralegals
- The Roles and Skills of Paralegals
Developing a Paralegal Scheme
Deciding on the Type of Training
and Selecting Trainees
- Curriculum Development
Understanding and Facilitating
the Learning Process
Producing Material and the Plain Language Process
- The Teaching Process
- Monitoring and Evaluation
With List of organizations involved in paralegal work in Africa and References.
The manual was written by Amy S. Tsanga and Olatokunbo Ige.
Africa-paralegal trainers manual-training module-1994-eng (full text in English, PDF)
Africa-paralegal trainers manual-training module-1999-fra (full text in French, PDF)