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Family Law Clinic
www.fasken.com/johannesburg

Venue: 1st floor west wing, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein
Wednesdays: 09h00 – 13h00

The attorneys who staff the legal clinic will be able to assist clients with the following:

  • Maintenance
  • Guardianship
  • Care, contact and primary residence of children
  • Domestic violence
  • Division of estates upon divorce
  • Drafting of wills
  • Foster care and adoption
  • Rescission of divorces where an individual was divorced without their knowledge
  • Registration of customary marriages
  • Divorces, where there is a dispute relating to care and contact of the children
  • Rights of same-sex couples and related matters
  • Cohabitation agreements and resolution of disputes resulting from co-habitation
  • Adoption

Johannesburg

Masters Legal Clinic
Venue: Johannesburg Masters office – 66 Marshall Street, Johannesburg
Wednesdays: 09h00 – 13h00

Assistance can only  be provided in respect of estates valued at R250 000 or less. Assistance is provided for:

  • Validity of wills
  • Invalid letters of authority
  • Fraudulent conduct
  • Transfers of immovable properties from estates to beneficiaries
  • Drafting of redistribution agreements
  • Guidance regarding duties of executors and the procedure that needs to be followed to wind up a deceased estate
  • Advice regarding provisions related to intestate succession
Refugee Legal Clinic
Venue: ProBono.Org Offices
Thursdays from 09h00 – 13h00

The attorneys who staff the clinic will be able to assist with the following:

  • Appeals of decisions by the Refugee Determination Officer
  • Section 27 certification
  • Applications for residence permits
  • Applications for the joinder of files in the case of marriage
  • Opening of bank accounts
  • Assisting with obtaining health care when it has been refused
  • Assisting where schools have refused to enrol children
  • Approaching courts where discrimination occurs as a result of their statusThe clinic does not assist with the following:
  • Repatriation: this is done by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Labour Law Legal Clinic

Labour Law Legal Clinic

Venue: ProBono.Org Offices
The first Tuesday of every month from 09h00 to 12h00

Legal practitioners assess the merits of labour disputes and advise clients on how best to proceed.

Wills Clinic
Venue: Probono.Org Offices
Every second and fourth Friday of the month from 11h00 to 15h00

The Legal practitioners consult with clients after which, they draft and finalise wills for those who have been seen.

Hogan Lovells Police Brutality Law Clinic
Venue: 1st floor west wing, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze street, Braamfontein
First and third tuesdays of every month: 09h00 – 12h00

  • General advice
  • Preliminary assessment of merits of matter
  • Preliminary advice on issues such as prescription, compliance and jurisdiction
  • Referral to other state departments / forums e.g. ICD
  • Assistance with drafting of complaints
Housing Legal Clinic

Venue: 1st Floor West Wing, Constitution Hill, 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein
Every Friday: 09H00 – 13h00

The attorneys who staff the legal clinic will be able to assist clients with the following:

  • Providing general legal advice regarding housing related matters
  • Providing assistance and representation in respect of housing related matters
  • Facilitating mediation between the tenants and landlord and/or estate agents or managing agents
  • Assisting clients with eviction and spoliation matters
  • Liaising with the Johannesburg City Council
  • Providing further legal action where required
  • Mediation in family-related disputes.
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Venue: Randburg Magistrate’s Court – 18 Shepard Ave, Bryanbrink, Randburg
Thursdays: 09h00 – 13H00

The attorney who will staff the clinic may be required to assist clients with the following:

  • Drafting of legal documents;
  • Filling of forms;
  • Providing legal advice;
  • Providing guidance regarding court procedures; and
  • Representation (where the attorney wishes to take on matters)
Deeds Office help desk
Every Thursday, from 12:30 – 14:30.

The clinic is staffed by a Conveyancer or Candidate legal practitioner working under the supervision of a conveyancer.

The matters we deal with are:

Property transfers and registration;

Property donations;

Section 45 endorsement transfers for individuals married in community of property : Estate transfers and Divorce.

Property inquiries;

Assistance with facilitating sales of property (due diligence) – know your rights and the process of buying and selling a property;

Amending errors on title deed (name; surname and identity number); and Reversal of unlawful and fraudulent property sales.

Durban

Durban Legal Clinics
Tuesday: Refugee Help desk at ProBono.Org offices seshni@probono.org.za

Tuesday: Consumer / Small Claims Help desk at DBN Magistrate’s Court, Room 1039A, Sometseu Road, Durban nicole@probono.org.za

Tuesday: ProBono.Org Labour Help desk at ProBono.Org office seshni@probono.org.za
1st Tuesday of the month: Verulam General Advice help desk at Verulam Magistrate’s Court seshni@probono.org.za

Wednesday: Housing Help desk at ProBono.Org offices nicole@probono.org.za

Wednesday: Chatsworth General Advice Help desk at Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court seshni@probono.org.za

Thursday: Deceased’s Estates Help Desk at Master’s office, 2nd Floor, 2 Devonshire Place, (off Anton Lembede Street) Durban nicole@probono.org.za
Thursday: Family Law/Divorce Help desk at DBN Magistrate’s Court, Room 1039A, Sometseu Road, Durban seshni@probono.org.za

Thursday: Ntuzuma General Advice Help desk at Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court nicole@probono.org.za

Friday: Umlazi General Advice help desk at Umlazi Magistrate’s Court, Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi seshni@probono.org.za

Due to the large number of people seeking assistance, please phone one of our offices to make an appointment to attend a clinic.

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