18 November, 2014

New District Legal Aid Staff Attend Orientation Training on Office Management

Last Updated: 18 November 2014


Mr. Syed Aminul Islam, Director, NLASO and Ms. Amber Brooks, Director, Democracy and Governance Office, USAID/Bangladesh with participants. The NLASO Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director and JFA Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party with the participants Ms. Violaine Autheman, Chief of Party, JFA, speaks at the openning session Ms. Amber Brooks, Director, Democracy and Governance Office, USAID/Bangladesh speaks at the concluding ceremony Participants at the training Participants at the training Participant staff receives certificate from guests The JFA officials at the training

On November 15-17, 2014, USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Program, in collaboration with the National Legal Aid Organization (NLASO), conducted a three-day training program on “Legal Aid Office Management” for 24 newly appointed District Legal Aid Office Assistant cum Computer Operator. The three-day residential program, held at the BRAC-CDM, Savar, Dhaka, provided a unique opportunity of learning on legal aid purpose, objectives, structure, and genesis in Bangladesh, and concrete, specific skills building on administrative management, 19 legal aid forms, finance and accounting, outreach and advocacy, client interviewing techniques, and case management.


Ms. Amber Brooks, Director, USAID/Bangladesh Democracy and Governance Office, joined Mr. Syed Aminul Islam, the NLASO Director, in the closing ceremony organized on November 17, to present participants with certificates marking their successful completion of the program. Mr. Syed Aminul Islam acknowledged with great appreciation USAID’s JFA’s support to the NLASO and the District Legal Aid offices in eight pilot districts. He encouraged District Legal Aid staff to visit JFA pilot districts to learn more on office management, work standards, service delivery, and awareness activities. Mr. Islam announced successful activities of JFA pilot districts will be roll out in all 64 districts. Ms. Amber Brooks re-uttered the commitment of the U.S. government to support access to justice for all citizen of Bangladesh through USAID.   


With this training, the JFA Program completes basic ‘office management trainings’ for Legal Aid Staff of all 64 districts. Additional capacity building opportunities, including a third round of training on ICT, are anticipated in the future to improve office management and quality services to poor justice seekers by legal aid offices.