The Law Society of Namibia (LSN) has given free legal advice to 313 community members, as part of its Free Legal Advice Day initiative held in June, July and at the beginning of this month.
The Free Legal Advice Day is an initiative of LSN, with the objective to make legal services more accessible to members of the public who cannot afford them. Members of the public in Mariental, Ongwendiva and Windhoek, received free legal advice on labour, domestic violence, wills and estates, and divorce and maintenance.
In a statement, LSN Director Retha Steinmann said the Office of the Ombudsman has been instrumental in the success of the Free Legal Advice Day, since the project was first launched in August 2014, by assisting LSN with venues and advertising in the regions.
The first Free Legal Advice Day this year was held at the Pensioner Hall in Mariental on Friday, 9 June, where 41 members of the community received free legal advice.
The second Free Legal Advice Day was held at the Office of the Ombudsman in Ongwediva on Friday, 7 July and 165 members of the community benefited from free legal counsel.
The third Free Legal Advice Day took place at the UN Plaza in Katutura last week Friday. 107 members of the community received free legal advice.