Students offer help to learners

2017-05-11 06:02

The Chamber of Legal Students under the direction of the law Students from the University of Western Cape has launched a legal project aimed at representing high school students facing disciplinary hearings.

CLS Chairman Yolisa Nocanda said this was a unique organisation in that it “ carries the purpose of providing free representation to high school students.”

“This concept is not only benefiting high school learners and parents during disciplinary hearings, but is also the first to give law students real-time practice and practical experience in representations with real clients,” said Nocanda.

The group has been on awareness campaigns visiting schools and sharing information on their existence.

“We will be reaching as much high schools as possible in the near future ,” said Nocanda.

“We are of the view that disciplinary hearings are in most instances not conducted fairly against alleged perpetrators, particulary with the due process not taking place and the School’s Act being breached by school governing bodies,” he said.

Nocanda added that the CLS is committed to aiding pupils facing disciplinary hearing with the best possible solutions provided by “law students who practice”.

The service is free to high scholars who may need it and the organisation uses Management Students to run the operations of the organisation and sort out the logistics and finances. “In that way the law students can focus purely on investigations and arguments,” he concluded.

The Chamber of Legal Students under the direction of the law Students from the University of Western Cape has launched a legal project aimed at representing high school students facing disciplinary hearings.

CLS Chairman Yolisa Nocanda said this was a unique organisation in that it “ carries the purpose of providing free representation to high school students.”

“This concept is not only benefiting high school learners and parents during disciplinary hearings, but is also the first to give law students real-time practice and practical experience in representations with real clients,” said Nocanda.

The group has been on awareness campaigns visiting schools and sharing information on their existence.

“We will be reaching as much high schools as possible in the near future ,” said Nocanda.

“We are of the view that disciplinary hearings are in most instances not conducted fairly against alleged perpetrators, particulary with the due process not taking place and the School’s Act being breached by school governing bodies,” he said.

Nocanda added that the CLS is committed to aiding pupils facing disciplinary hearing with the best possible solutions provided by “law students who practice”.

The service is free to high scholars who may need it and the organisation uses Management Students to run the operations of the organisation and sort out the logistics and finances. “In that way the law students can focus purely on investigations and arguments,” he concluded.

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