The Legal Clinic
The KAZGUU Legal Clinic is fulfilling a social function. Taking part in the project allows students to develop the skill of applying the knowledge acquired under the supervision of their teachers – practicing lawyers. The success of the project is based on the integration of research, education, and practice. According to the head of the clinic, M. Tastanova, the clinic is currently focused on consulting the participants of failed co-investment construction projects, who are facing a difficult situation in life. As part of its legal support efforts, KAZGUU is planning on developing constructive proposals for improving the laws and regulations that affect the activities of local executive bodies, property developers, and regulatory agencies.
The legal clinic of KAZGUU University is a noncommercial organization created on the basis of KAZGUU University with the aim of legal assistance and increasing of legal competence of population and forming the skills of legal assistance of students.
The objectives of the Legal clinic:
- Free legal assistance to the population
- Increasing the level of legal competence of the population
- Secure access to justice in Kazakhstan with the accent to the needy layers of the population
- The education process aimed to the acquirement of practical aspects of legal profession
The working order in legal clinic
The last year students of “Jurisprudence”, “Law enforcement”, “International law” give the consultancies in legal clinic under the direction of supervisor (lecturer).
The main model of the work of the legal clinic:
- Personal consultation.
The visitor comes to the reception by previous appointment in certain time in turn. During the reception the consultant interviews the visitor, get acquainted with the documents, makes copies if necessary. During the consultations students may provide with written and oral answers to the questions, the procedural documents can be executed (lawsuit, application, complaint and other documents of legal character)
- Distant consultation.
The distant consultation is answers for application of citizens via email or post. The application is filed to legal clinic, forwards to consultant. During the certain period of time (1-2 weeks) the consultant prepares the report, the answer is examined by the supervisor of the clinic and forwards to the citizen.
- Phone consultations.
The so called “hot lines” are created, where students come to watch by turns and answers the citizen’s questions on the phone. Usually, these consultations are given on easy legal questions or they give recommendation to sign up for personal reception.
- Visiting consultations
The legal clinic provides the visiting consultations to social institutions (nursing homes, orphanages etc.) by previous arrangement, where the clinicians give consultations to people who don’t have any opportunity to go to clinic in other way.
We will be glad to help you by not requiring anything in return. We find individual approach to each client. We interview them in order to find out the details in order to rebuild the justice and equality.
Working hours of the Legal Clinic
From 10:00 to 17:00
Astana, Korgalzhyn highway, 8 KAZGUU University
Tel.: +7 705 102 90 74