Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Filipino Troops to Train as Paralegals

MANILA, Philippines -- The military will train soldiers on desk duty as paralegals to help fellow troopers facing charges of human rights abuse and other cases. Scheduled to start this month, at least one soldier per battalion will be trained. The paralegals will give the soldiers advice and assist with answering basic petitions. It is often difficult to draft lawyers into the military service, and having soldiers as paralegals would help cut costs.

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