Jail Paralegal Officers seek assistance to conduct Paralegal Training- HLAF and Ateneo Law students reach out to help

Malabon City Jail Paralegal Officers initiated to conduct the Paralegal Training seminar last March 2,3 and 7.

Malabon City Jail (Male and Female Dormitories), in partnership with the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF), conducted the Paralegal Skills Training for 60 Paralegal Aides.

HLAF Paralegal Officer, Mr. Juanito Vinluan Jr., LL.B., RSW, and HLAF Community Organizer, Mr. Kio Jerome de la Peña facilitated the said training. Also, Ateneo Law School Clinical Legal Education (CLED) students, Mr. Patrick Arcellana, Mr. Ivan Darwin Zamora, and Ms. Marisse Aldeza participated in the training discussion.

In the three-day training, Introduction to Law / 5 Pillars of Criminal Justice System, Orientation in the Main Objective and Policies of the BJMP, Good Conduct and Time Allowance GCTA LAW and its IRR Probation and ROR, Rehabilitation Treatment and Correctional Programs, Criminal Procedure, HLAF JD – Forms, Modes of Release, Affidavit Making / Documentation, Case follow-up and Interviewing Skills were the topics discussed.

J/Supt Jun Melchor O. Boadilla and SJO3 Gil Pagatpat gave their remarks during the first day of the training.

“For the PLAides, you have to be equipped of the necessary tools in helping your co-inmates so make sure you complete and be sincere in this three-day seminar. And for HLAF, thank you for the overwhelming support,” said Warden Boadilla.

Mr. Vinluan tackled to the participants the expectation setting, overview of the training, and paralegal ethics before starting the discussion. In line with this, Mr. Arcellana and Mr. Zamora discussed Introduction to Law / 5 Pillars of Criminal Justice System at the Paralegal Skills Training.

J/INSP Daisy O. Ignacio, JO1 Fernan R.Villaga, SJO3 Gil Pagatpat, JO1 Eduardo Carreon and JO1 Rufa Magracia, JO1  Benedict Sano and JO1 Nelson Rin participated as speakers as they discussed the Good Conduct and Time Allowance GCTA LAW and it’s IRR Probation and ROR, Rehabilitation Treatment and Correctional Programs and Orientation in the Main Objective and Policies of the BJMP respectively.

On the second day of the training, Ateneo Law CLED students, Mr. Arcellana and Mr. Zamora discussed the Criminal Procedure and its additional workshop. The workshop on Criminal Procedure focused on stages of trial and the participants were grouped and they created flow charts of stages of trial

On the third day, the topics discussed by Mr. Vinluan were HLAF JD Forms, Case Follow-Up and Interviewing Skills, and Affidavit Making and Documentation. The Modes of Release and the workshop on Affidavit Making and Documentation were discussed and facilitated by Ateneo CLED students,

The Paralegal Training at the Malabon City Jail was the second stretch of HLAF Paralegal Training as the first training of 2017 was conducted at the Caloocan City Jail Male Dorm last January 11 and 12.

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