Equal Education Law Centre to Run Law Clinic in Khayelitsha

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This Wednesday from 14h00 to 16h45 the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) will be holding consultations at Equal Education's offices in Khayelitsha. The Equal Education Law Clinic is a community service provided by the EELC. The EE Law Clinic allows people with EDUCATION related issues to consult with an attorney and/or legal assistant. There is no cost for this service. The lawyers at the EE Law Clinic will provide general advice and consultation. The public is welcome to attend, especially learners, parents and educators. 

Examples of education issues the EELC can help with include: 
  • Discrimination in schools (admission, exemptions, language, disabilities).
  • Parents being forced to pay contributions to school, when these should be voluntary.
  • School discipline, suspensions, expulsions, rights of religious minorities, the use of corporal punishment, physical and sexual abuse at school.
 How the consultations will work: 
  • The clinic will operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. 
  • EELC staff will conduct a consultation. Bring any relevant documents, letters from the school, application forms etc.
  • After the consultation, the EELC will discuss your case to decide if and how the EELC can help you with your legal issue. If unable to help, the EELC will do its best to refer you to someone who can.
  • If the EELC is able to help you, an attorney will be assigned to your case to develop a plan. The attorney will discuss options with you and help you to make informed decisions. The EELC will keep you updated about the status of your case.

For more information, please phone (021) 461 1421 or (021) 461 3351