A paralegal trainer’s manual for Africa

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:

  1. Understanding the Concept of Paralegals
  2. The Roles and Skills of Paralegals
  3. Developing a Paralegal Scheme

  4. Deciding on the Type of Training

    and Selecting Trainees

  5. Curriculum Development
  6. Understanding and Facilitating

    the Learning Process

  7. Logistics
  8. Producing Material and the Plain Language Process

  9. The Teaching Process
  10. 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)


Training modules