@fatimaadamu has started a discussion sharing news that her organization and partners in Kano State, Nigeria are working to achieve paralegal recognition there. This is really exciting news as she was also part of the Kampala Declaration meeting that many members participated in rallying for formal recognition of paralegals (for more info: Kampala Declaration on Paralegals).
They have secured one big step, having trained paralegals on panels in mediation courts. Her request for some advice on next steps is here:
Does anyone who has gained advances in formal recognition in their work have some advice as to how to best push this forward further? Perhaps members in South Africa, @KhanyisileNtsenge, or Tanzania have some advice - @Wigayi, @Jovin_Sanga. Or in Kenya, where paralegal recognition was recently added to the new Legal Aid Bill - @Faith, @staceycram, @lauragoodwin, @mustafa_mahmoud. Perhaps @abigailmoy has some general advice? I know Sierra Leone has made significant advances in this area as well, @danielsesay?
Namati is working on an online resource guide outlining the current status of paralegal recognition in many different countries that will be available in a month or so as well, but it would be interesting to hear some of your thoughts here.