Prior to the inception of the legal aid ACT, the term Paralegal was not found in any of the Indonesian legislation, the recognition of their role in providing legal aid stems from its own community. The 16-year-old 2011 on Legal Aid recognizes paralegal, lecturer and student roles as part of a legal aid, recruited and educated by a legal aid organization. This ACT is the answer to the diverse needs of access to justice and equality before the law as well as the right to obtain a fair and impartial trial.
On the sociological order, paralegal practices have been taking place since the 1990s, with various use of terms such as “pedamping”, “social worker”, or “community paralegal” and working under specific issues of the institution Facilitate it, such as a labor paralegal, a forest paralegal, a peat paralegal, a village paralegal, a paralegal of indigenous peoples or paralegals of women and children. This paralegal diversity can be clustered into 4 categories i.e. (1) Paralegal community; (2) paralegal in OBH; (3) Paralegal Law office; and (4) Paralegal as part of a government program. The diversity of paralegal causes difficulties in defining paralegals, tasks and functions. On the other hand, especially among the legal profession, there are paralegal concerns such as a counterproductive pokrol bamboo with the aim of providing legal aid.
To further regulate Paralegal under legal aid law, the Minister of Law and Human Rights regulation No. 1 of 2018 on Paralegal in the provision of legal AIDS (Permen Paralegal). Paralegal Candies highlighted the issue of legal Aid: a) the provision of legal aid is not currently reaching all Indonesians due to the limitations of implementing legal aid to the role that Paralegal is required to improve Coverage of legal assistance; b) to qualify for Paralegal and the Paralegal empowerment in the provision of legal aid needs to be regulated specifically in the legislation.
These Paralegal candies have also involved civil society inputs in regards to issues of accreditation and verification, training, and supervision placed on legal aid organizations that recruit paralegals, and countries in this respect receive Records of the names of paralegals supervised by each legal aid organization.
But these Paralegal candies were tested to the Supreme Court by 18 advocates led by Biveren Aruan as the applicant, who then the Supreme Court Severes cancelling article 11 and article 12 governing the scope of Paralegal work which is the accompanying and Provide legal assistance either inside or outside the court.
Based on paralegal dynamics, the Indonesian Legal Resource Center (ILRC) saw it was important to raise the theme “Paralegal and access Justice in Indonesia” in Social Justice journal No. 1 of 2019.
1. Issues that may be used as a discussion in this journal may include but are not limited to the issue: (a) The Paralegal diversity in Indonesia; (b) Roles and Paralegal functions for vulnerable and Marginal groups; (c) Continuity of Paralegal Program;
2. The writing has never been published either in print or online;
3. Writing can use English or Bahasa Indonesia, with abstract and keywords (if the writing in Bahasa Indonesia, the abstract must be in English; if the writing is in English, the abstract must be in English)
4. Each post is limited to a minimum of 4,500 words and a maximum of 5,000 words or equivalent to 15-17 pages, using Times New Roman font, size 12, space 1.5, A4 size paper.
5. Use of quotations should contain a description of the written source of the author, article name or book, complete with page layout.
Example of footnotes: Satjipto Rahardjo, Education Law as human education, first printing, (Yogyakarta: Genta Publishing, 2009), p. 20.
6. A list of libraries should consist of authors, article names or books, prints, city names and publisher names.
Example of bibliography: Rahardjo, Satjipto, 2009. Legal education as a human education. First print. Yogyakarta: Genta Publishing.
7. Writing is equipped with Curriculum Vitae (CV), along with email address and telephone number that can be contacted. Each written entry will be selected and discussed by a Review team appointed by the editorial board.
8. The latest manuscript is received on 26 May 2019 at 23.59 WIB, sent by email to Email: email@example.com cc firstname.lastname@example.org titled: JOURNAL _ (AUTHOR’s NAME)