Centre for Law in Action
A recent survey showed that 80% of the inhabitants of Port Elizabeth are unaware of the existence of and services rendered by the NMMU - Law Clinic. This clinic offers free legal services (in civil matters) to qualifying members of the community by Qualified Attorneys, Candidate Attorneys and final year LLB students.
All persons earning below R2 500.00 per month (gross) or those who have children and earn below R3 500.00 per month (gross) qualify for legal assistance at the NMMM - Law Clinic.
The Law Clinic deals with all legal matters except for Criminal Matters, Estates, Third Party Claims and the Transfer of property. The clinic is thus able to assist with a variety of civil matters. The Law Clinic enables final year law students the opportunity to gain practical experience, but at the same time, render a valuable service to the community by assisting them free of charge with their civil legal matters.
The service is free of charge. A small deposit is required in certain instances to cover disbursements, for instance sheriff's fees and revenue stamps.
Once a case has been opened by the students they will draft documents for the case under the supervision of the Law Clinic attorneys. Once a matter proceeds to court the students hand the case over to one of the Law Clinic attorneys who will then fianlise the matter.
Where the Law Clinic is unable to assist a client, for any reason, the client will be referred either to a local firm or another institution for assistance.
Monday to Friday: 08h00 - 16h00
The Law Clinic
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
P.O. Box 77000
Old Education Building
Tel.: (041) 504-1273
Fax: (041) 504-1674
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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