Legal Clinic for disadvantaged people under the auspices of KIMEP opened in Almaty
On 18th of May 2012 Legal Clinic for disadvantaged people opened at the Kazakh Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP) in Almaty.
KIMEP's law department students will give free consultations to socially vulnerable citizens.
Judge of Almaty City Court Sholpan Kurmanbekova, Head of the Representative Office of Reed Smith International Law Firm Dinara Dzharmukhanova, and also Director of Legal Clinic of KIMEP, Associate Professor of the school of law at KIMEP Zhanat Alimanov, took part in a press conference held to commemorate opening of the Legal Clinic.
On behalf of GRATA Law firm its Managing Partner Rashid Gaissin took part in the press conference. In his speech Mr. Gaissin emphasized that if in criminal trials state provides free legal advice to defenders , in civil law the right of citizens to legal aid isn't realized, which is something that the Legal Clinic will try to address. According to Mr. Gaissin although law firms, as other business, are aimed, first of all, at profit, it is worth to remember that many lawyers come to the profession not for the sake of money but to help those in need.
Based on materials of Panorama weekly newspaper
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