The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) has continue to spread its legal services free of charge in the Liberian society as part of its gift to women as the country prepares to celebrate 166 years of independence.
AFELL through its legal aid clinic listens to cases that arise among women and their spouses and mediate to find solutions that would bring peace to the family.
The Association has been operating its legal aid clinic in it head offices in Monrovia for sone time and seeing the issues that arose during its domestic violence awareness conducted in some parts of the country, it has deemed it expedient to provide legal services to other women outside the capitol to have access to justice.
The president of AFELL, Teplah Reeves told journalists in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County that the opening of sub-offices for AFELL’s legal pro bono services is a manifestation of the Association’s quest to see women and their families seek justice and live in peace with their spouses as well as understand their rights.
The clinic in Buchanan is managed by a focal person known as community advocate in a space offered the Association by the Women Rights Watch off the Buchanan-Rivercess road.
Meanwhile, the launching of this office brings to three sub- offices already opened by the Association days before the nation’s independence celebrations.
Law students Reginald Elliott, Martu Gray and Victoria Duncan supervise the already opened offices in Bassa, Bomi and Bong respectively while Mrs. Duncan serves as the project Coordinator