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Debt management and legal clinic
Beside law we aim to help settlement residents in debt trap with legal advice, support and management of individual cases. In cases requiring more specialized legal knowledge and official procedures, assistance is provided by pro bono solicitors of the PILnet (Public Interest Law) network.
Since 2015, 70 law students handled 80-100 cases annually in Bag, and involved almost every family in the settlement.
The Legal clinic also serves to increase social sensitivity: within the framework of a course organized by Eötvös Loránd University and held by our colleagues, students take part in the program, gaining a direct personal experience of the social background of the people from the settlements.
The Debt management group is aimed primarily at families who are committed and able to make a difference in their financial circumstances, and to make their access to utilities legal.
I have learned a lot, especially that I should appreciate what I have. It is very sympathetic that the people of the settlement are not only accepting help, but they are also actively involved in everything and feel their own responsibility.
(volunteer, debt management program)
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