Who is BarefootLaw?
BarefootLaw provides the public with free legal information and assistance using innovative approaches. We use technology in addition to the traditional methods to offer free legal information and assistance.
Why was BarefootLaw started?
Many Ugandans are ignorant of the law and therefore end up making unreasonable decisions. BarefootLaw was started to provide legal information, so individuals could uphold the law, and protect themselves, their families and communities.
How did BarefootLaw start?
As a Law student, in August 2012, Gerald, came across the first case that indicated to him that many citizens were ignorant of the Law. This inspired him to begin sharing what he was learning as student of the Law, and as young person, he used existing platforms; his Facebook page and sms to share what he was learning in class with his followers.
How do I access BarefootLaw services?
BarefootLaw uses technology in addition to the traditional methods to offer free legal information and assistance. In serving the public, BarefootLaw has embraced innovative approaches including BarefootLaw Hive, BarefootLaw Social, BarefootLaw nodes, BarefootLaw SMS, Virtual Counsel, Dial-a-Lawyer, Email-a-Lawyer, Community Outreach, and Partnerships.
What cases are handled at BarefootLaw?
BarefootLaw handles all matters that require legal assistance. For cases beyond their scope, BarefootLaw works in partnership with other individuals and organisations including justice enforcement organisations, law firms, medical personnel and others.
Does BarefootLaw charge for their services?
The legal information provided by BarefootLaw is free. However, for many to benefit from BarefootLaw services, you can donate. To donate, visit www.barefootlaw.org
Does BarefootLaw represent clients in court?
Barefoot Lawyers do not always represent their clients in court. However, BarefootLaw will recommend and work together with reputable and competent law firms to ensure that justice prevails.
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What other services does BarefootLaw provide?
- The Women’s Property Rights Initiative (WPRI) is focused on equipping women, especially the vulnerable and underserved, with knowledge and skills regarding their rights to property. BarefootLaw Uganda uses a combination of approaches including technology, audio-visual and traditional means to provide legal knowledge and assistance to women, both in rural and urban areas. WPRI is executed in partnership with Kubere Information Centre under WOUGNET and Teso Women Peace Activists (TEWPA).
- mSME Garage focuses on providing legal information, guidance and support for micro and small businesses. With Uganda being recognised as one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, over half of them failing within the first year, ignorance of the law governing businesses has been cited as one of the reasons for business failure. The services are provided online [http://msmegarage.org/] and other supported by social media platforms. The mSME Garage also offers clinics for beneficiaries who wish to be trained on a particular aspect of business law.