A Guide to the Juvenile Justice Act 2018
UNICEF has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their guide to be made available on our site as a means of public education
Please click here to access the guide
Sexual Offences Handbook
Help & Shelter has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their Sexual Offences Act Handbook to be made available on our site as a means of public education
The Guyana Legal Aid Clinic provides free or subsidised legal advice and representation to people who cannot afford to pay for an attorney. We also refer people who need non-legal help to agencies that can assist them.
The clinic is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to midday and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
All persons wishing to be seen at the clinic must follow all Covid-19 prevention procedures.
If you are unable or do not wish to visit the clinic you can:
If you wish to deliver documents, you may do so in the drop box outside the door.
The Georgetown office is located at First Floor, Eastern Section, Maraj Building, Lot 185 Charlotte and King Streets, Georgetown
The Essequibo office is located in the RDC Compound at Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast (tel: 771 4007, 4008).
The West Coast Berbice office is located in the RDC Compound, Fort Wellington, West Coast Berbice (tel: 232 0952, 0953).
The East Berbice/Corentyne office is located in the RDC Compound, Vryman's Erven, New Amsterdam, Berbice (tel: 333 5254).
Protection from Domestic Violence (GAWL 2022)
This factsheet tells you about the law relating to domestic violence, and how to apply for a protection
GAWL's Revised The Law & You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has embarked upon a project to update their The Law and You Booklet series. The updates will be done in parts in the form of factsheets covering the areas in the current The Law and You IV Booklet. It is the intention of GAWL to prepare a factsheet every month and when all the chapters and areas of law are updated, the factsheets will be compiled to form The Law and You V booklet.
GAWL's The Law and You Series
The Guyana Association of Women Lawyers has kindly given permission for their “The Law and You IV" booklet to be made available on our website as a means of public education
Booklets about the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001
The Women and Gender Equality Commission has kindly given permission for the electronic version of their booklets on the Revised Constitution of Guyana 2001 to be made available on our website as a means of public education.
Red Thread's Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act
Red Thread Women's Development Organisation has kindly given permission for their Household Guide to the Domestic Violence Act to be accessed from our website.