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Posted on 26 June, 2017

Legal Education for Court at Ramangiṉiŋ a Great Success as ARDS Teams Up With NAAJA

Legal Education for Court at Ramangiṉiŋ a Great Success as ARDS Teams Up With NAAJA

Photo: Yirriṉiṉba Dhurrkay and Dave Suttle with "Dhuwal Wäyukpuy Rom Dhäruk Mala ga Mayali’" (Legal Dictionary: English – Yolŋu Matha)

ARDS and NAAJA are very happy to complete targeted Community Legal Education before and after court for Ramangiṉiŋ’s April and June sittings. This pilot project was funded by the NT Law Society’s Public Purposes Trust.

Before court, we conducted focussed workshops about the Balanda legal process, roles and responsibilities as well as unpacking some of the commonly misunderstood legal terms and concepts. After court, we unpacked terminology and legal concepts that relate to outcomes and conditions that the court has imposed on people.

All these sessions were conducted in Plain English and Yolŋu matha with the help of the “Dhuwal Wäyukpuy Rom Dhäruk Mala ga Mayali’” (Legal Dictionary: English – Yolŋu Matha), and Plain English Legal Dictionary. These resources are a result of previous collaboration between ARDS and NAAJA with funding again from the NT Law Society’s Public Purposes Trust.

We are very excited to have continued and extended these relationships while implementing these powerful resources in a meaningful way. We will now write up the methodology, outcomes and learnings from the project while seeking to continue working between worlds in the law and justice space.

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