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Social responsibility KIMEP legal clinic Free clinical legal aid includes typical help for students assisted by the law faculty with research, drafting legal arguments, and meeting with clients. Therefore, it presents major challenges to any organizer, requiring a significant amount of consistent work with tens of thousands of dollars of investment throughout its existence. Legal Clinic (LC) at KIMEP was been founded five years ago and functions throughout every academic year. The clinical education is a part of the Law School curriculum, and we intend to have the Clinic working for the duration of the Law School existence at KIMEP. Initially, KIMEP invested facilities for LC, computers, phones, etc, designed with special software for LC, as well as sending its faculty to study foreign experience, hire additional staff and appoint Legal Clinic Directors. Approximately, the initial investment was USD 40 000. The Legal Clinic Director is a faculty member who receives course-teaching relief for working at LC every year. Additionally, all Law School faculty members help with the supervision of students’ work. It took KIMEP around two years to have the project fully working and three years to include clinical education in its law curriculum. Number of employees: * 2 dedicated faculty members * all law faculty members assisting students in their consultations * at least 40 students who have their academic internship in the Legal Clinic every academic year * more than 10 outside consultants The Kazakhstan Bar Association agreed three years ago to conduct its pro bono program 'Courtroom' through the Kimep Legal Clinic. It is the program initiated by the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan to help Kazakhstani people to pursue education in law and register their claims electronically with Kazakhstan’s courts. The KIMEP Legal Clinic has met and is meeting its academic and social objectives. As a result of its work, KIMEP law students benefit from the program as well as the local community. International experience points out the positive impact of pro bono (free legal aid) services on the overall development of the legal system in the country. Introduction of such services in the Republic of Kazakhstan helps enhancing citizens’ access to the legal system, reduce social tension, increase legal responsibility and legal literacy. This practice also raises social responsibility of future lawyers. Moreover, introduction of progressive international experience contributes to further modernization of Kazakhstani legal system. In cooperation with Pravmedia (a project of www.zakon.kz), the KIMEP Legal Clinic also started online consultations. In 2017-2018, KIMEP consulted 47 people (132 cases) on an individual basis and 128 people online. Overall 175 people in 2017- 2018 used the services of the Legal Clinic. Those clients included victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, social aid applicants, small sized businesses, and others. 82 world monitor Social responsibility KIMEP legal clinic Free clinical legal aid includes typical help for students assisted by the law faculty with research, drafting legal arguments, and meeting with clients. Therefore, it presents major challenges to any organizer, requiring a significant amount of consistent work with tens of thousands of dollars of investment throughout its existence. Legal Clinic (LC) at KIMEP was been founded five years ago and functions throughout every academic year. The clinical education is a part of the Law School curriculum, and we intend to have the Clinic v&rf"FRGW&FbFRr66W7FV6RBUखFǒUfW7FVBf6ƗFW2f"26WFW'2W2WF2FW6vVBvF7V66gGv&Rf"22vV26VFpG2f7VGF7GVGf&VvWW&V6R&RFFF7Ff`BBVv6Ɩ2F&V7F'2&FVǒFRFfW7FVBv2U4BCFRVv6Ɩ2F&V7F"2f7VGV&W"v&V6VfW06W'6RFV6r&VƖVbf"v&rB2WfW'V"FFFǒr66f7VGV&W'2VvFFR7WW'f6`7GVFVG>( v&गBFU&VBGvV'2FfRFR&V7BgVǐv&rBF&VRV'2F6VFR6Ɩ6VGV6FG2p7W'&7VVV&W"bVVW3"FVF6FVBf7VGV&W'0rf7VGV&W'2767Fr7GVFVG2FV 67VFF0BV7BC7GVFVG2vfRFV"6FV֖0 v&BF FW&6FRVv6Ɩ2WfW'6FV֖2V &RFWG6FR67VFG0FR7F&"766Fw&VVBF&VRV'2vF6GV7BG2&&&w&t6W'G&rF&VvFRWVv6Ɩ2B2FR&w&FFVB'FR7W&VR6W'B`7FFV7FVRFW'7VRVGV6FpB&Vv7FW"FV"62VV7G&6ǒvF7F( 26W'G2FRUVv6Ɩ22WBB2VWFrG26FV֖0B66&V7FfW22&W7VBbG2v&Ur7GVFVG0&VVfBg&FR&w&2vV2FR66VGखFW&FWW&V6RG2WBFR6FfR7Bb&&g&VRVvB6W'f6W2FRfW&FWfVVBbFRVv77FVFR6VG'G&GV7Fb7V66W'f6W2FR&WV&Ɩ0b7FV2V6r6FV>( 66W72FFRVv77FV&VGV6R66FV67&V6RVv&W76&ƗGBVvƗFW&7F2&7F6R6&6W266&W76&ƗGbgWGW&RwW'2&VfW"G&GV7Fb&w&W76fRFW&FWW&V6P6G&'WFW2FgW'FW"FW&旦Fb7FVv77FVख6W&FvF&fVF&V7Bbwwr淢FPUVv6Ɩ267F'FVBƖR67VFF2ख#r#U67VFVBCrVR3"66W2খFfGV&62B#VRƖRfW&sRVR#rУ#W6VBFR6W'f6W2bFRVv6Ɩ2F6R6ƖVG26VFV@f7F2bFW7F2'W6R6WV76VB66BƖ6G266VB'W6W76W2BFW'2