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I consult legal aid organisations, donors, foreign embassies and lawyers.
People learn best by doing. I coach lawyers on-the-job through live cases. 
You will measure the results of my coaching, not by number of workshops, topics covered or knowledge surveys - but by the petitions we win, the lessons we learn and our impact on the client and on the justice system. 

What I help NGOs and lawyers with

Many lawyers struggle to pull together a strong case because of weak case theory, misplaced evidence and loose arguments. When a right of a client is in line, the consequences can be devastating. 

I coach lawyers to plan, document and deliver their cases better.

I also teach lawyers to seek out victims who are so often the subject of human rights reporting and never so much the object of justice. 

How my coaching works

I work with lawyers over the life of a case.

I guide them to suss out the best possible case theory.  We line up the evidence to meet our case. 

We then do whatever it takes to win: prepare pre-trial motions; practise oral submissions; compile precedents; write letters to the State; file complaints through the UN Procedures; engage with the media; and raise funds to help clients.


Lawyers will learn how to use the influence of the media, UN, foreign embassies and the government and advocate for justice in and out of court.



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Lawyers will learn to:

1.1    Interview clients with trauma

1.2   Assess clients for risk

1.3   Apply for protection in and out of court

1.4   Quantify and claim for compensation

1.5   Address victim-blaming and harmful                  gender and sexual stereotypes 

1.6   Obtain preventive and restorative                        remedies 

1.7   Remedy inadequate investigations


Coaching on public interest litigation

Lawyers will learn to:

3.1    Find public interest or human rights cases

3.2    Identify and seek out victims

3.3    Obtain documents from the government

3.4    Document evidence systematically

3.5    Identify patterns of violations

3.6    Build partnerships with interested parties

3.7    Develop an out-of-court advocacy strategy

3.8    Use the media effectively

3.9    Use UN Procedures to pressure state                   action

3.10  Draft press releases and articles 

3.11  Draft submissions and demands for                      remedies

3.12  Draft letters to pressure state action

3.13  Involve clients in the decision-making                 process


Coaching on legal practice

Lawyers will learn to:

2.1    Develop case theories

2.2    Document evidence systematically

2.3    Evaluate evidence for credibility,                         reliability and authenticity

2.4    Identify the need for pre-trial motions

2.5    Draft pre-trial motions

2.6    Draft submissions and demands for                     remedies

2.7    Examine medical examination reports

2.8    Draft questions to medical doctors

2.9    Use expert evidence

2.10  Cross-examine witnesses

2.11  Monitor and evaluate performance

2.12  Become better editors of their own work


Reporting and writing

Articles, research, press-releases are tools we use to advocate, inform and impress.


I turn legal topics into bite-size copy to influence people and inspire action.​

4.1    Investigative Reports

4.2    Position Papers

4.3    Press Releases

4.4    Articles

4.5    Research Papers

4.6    Petitions to the government

4.7    Letters to the state

4.8    Case studies

4.9    Monitoring and Evaluation Reports

4.10  Donor Reports

4.11  Annual Reports


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