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QC launches online legal assistance program

Philippine Information Agency
01 Jul 2020, 18:38 GMT+10

CALOOCAN CITY, July 1 (PIA) --The Quezon City local government has launched its online legal assistance program to assist residents in need of legal services, documents, and access to the city's ordinances amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

"Even during this pandemic, many of our residents need legal aid -- from drafting legal and business forms and contracts, to understanding legal documents," Mayor Joy Belmonte said of the Quezon City Online Legal Assistance.

The mayor likened the program, conducted in partnership with online legal resource MyLegalWhiz, to a virtual lawyer ready to provide legal knowledge and assistance anytime.

Residents may access the free legal assistance through the website, to access case summaries, drafts of legal documents, and ordinances.

The website also features Legal Engineer Assistant or LEA which is a digital research assistant that can assist the user in drafting documents. It can also refer residents to an attorney if they need one.

Atty. Joseph Dexter Feliciano, the man behind MyLegalWhiz, said that the website will also offer general knowledge on COVID-19.

"We know the people need reliable reference during this pandemic. Apart from providing the legal forms, we decided to put COVID-related information as well," Feliciano said. (QC PAISD/PIA-NCR)

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