Paralegal Officer



The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) is a Project of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia which was established in 1990 to empower Women by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counseling, legal human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women’s movement.

NLACW is implementing the Project titled Enhanced Access to Justice through the Continued Operation of the Legal Services Units (LSUs) at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts under the Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency (EnACT) Programme with Support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through GIZ.

The project seeks to inter alia, provide legal aid services to the indigent and vulnerable persons in contact with the justice system, through LSUs at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts, with a primary focus on detainees/accused persons; increase access to pre-trial and post-trial measures including the number of bails granted and executed, the use of diversion measures for juvenile offenders, and faster processing of confirmation orders for juveniles and increase knowledge and awareness on rights and procedures by members of the public.

NLACW now invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following position.


Qualifications and Experience:

Grade 12 Certificate (minimum of 5 passes including English)

LLB (Law) Degree or

TEVETA Level 1 Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Experience in para legal work will be an added advantage

Key responsibilities:

Conduct legal education on the rights of detainees/accused persons

Provide legal information on the rights of detainees/accused persons

Provide legal advice and legal assistance to persons appearing before the Subordinate Court in criminal cases

Conduct mediation and negotiation in matters involving LSU clients

Manage interactions with other justice stakeholders

Perform such other functions as may be assigned by superiors


Strong Analysis

Advanced level of computer skills

Results Focused and high attention to detail

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to plan and organize

A self-starter

Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their application letters, Curriculum vitae, three traceable references and include photocopies of relevant certificates to:

The Executive Director

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women

Plot No. 110A/150

Musonda Ngosa Road

Villa Elizabetha

Private Bag E578


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National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW)
Legal services
Legal & Human Rights Education
National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) was established in 1990 to provide affordable legal aid services to women and children from marginalised social sectors who have been victims of social injustice. Often these people cannot afford the cost of hiring a lawyer to represent them in their pursuit of justice. NLACW offers legal services, representation, legal information and education and conducts advocacy for policy and law reform on women and children’s rights. NLACW’s activities are financed by donations from their mother body, the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), client contributions and co-operating partners. NLACW wants to see a society where underprivileged women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights through legal representation.