Hirko Alemu


ACLP fellow:2017-2019Host organization:Ethiopian Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Research Fellow- Prepared pamphlets on select areas of law- Conducted research on the protection of labor rights and standards with a special focus on industrial park workers- Assisted in the process of opening new branches of ELA in selected law schools throughout EthiopiaCurrently:working as Legal Manager of China Electric Power Equipment and Technology Co., Ltd.

Eyueal Zelalem


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Research Fellow- Prepared a street law bookCurrently: working at the Ethiopian Investment Commission in the Young Professional Development Program.

Amen Taye Bekele


ACLP fellow:2017-2019Host organization:Human Rights CouncilPosition:- Research Fellow- Developed HRCO’s Service Delivery Manual- Drafted HRCO’s Legal Aid Manual- Prepared a background document for HRCO’s report on human rights violations during the border conflicts between Oromia and Somali regional states- Translated HRCO reports- Served as a translator during various HRCO trainings and seminarsCurrently:affiliated with ACLP’s Civil Society Resource Center, a flagship program to support existing and emerging civil society actors in Ethiopia.

Lea Mehari


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA)Position:- Legal Aid Officer- Provided legal services for clients in cases involving family law, succession and criminal issues- Wrote pleadings and defensesCurrently:working at AAU Law School as a graduate assistant and Coordinator at the students’ career development center, CLGS.

Befkadu Dereba


ACLP fellow:2017-2019Host organization:Human Rights Council (Hawassa)Position:- Program Assistant and Associate Researcher- Worked on HRCO’s court cases and prison monitoring- Compiled cases for report writing for the main office in Addis Ababa- Provided legal aid services for clients- Prepared awareness creation trainings- Conducted research for the UPR report on Ethiopia, gathering studies and publications on human rights

Hanna Asmara


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA)Position:- Fundraising and PR Fellow- Prepared fundraising events- Promoted the organization at the Great Run and other public eventsCurrently:joined Tadesse Kiros Law Office and works as a junior associate lawyer.

Abdullahi Abdulkadir


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Human Rights CouncilPosition:- Program Assistant- Provided legal aid services- Prepared an article- Conducted research- Served as a translator

Bereti Gudeta


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Legal Aid Officer- Provided legal aid services for clients in criminal cases- Followed clients’ cases in court and prepared court reports and recommendations

Getachew Bezu


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Researcher- Conducted research concerning democratization of judges, appointment of judges, public interest litigation and winning the operational independence of the prosecution service

Rekik Tamerat


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Mizan Young Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Fundraiser and PR Officer- Identified local resources (in Hawassa)- Coordinated weekly programs for volunteers- Prepared a strategic plan for continuous financial support for Mizan

Yosalem Negus


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Legal Aid Officer- Provided legal aid and advocacy for clients- Case completion and court monitoring

Selamawit Desalegn


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Public Interest Fellow- Provided legal aid services to clients- Conducted awareness creation programs- Helped build a network between EWLA’s offices and support organizations- Engaged in fundraising activities in collaboration with partners

Ililli Girma


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Ethiopian Women Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Public Interest Fellow- Public relations and fundraising- Awareness creation programs- Membership mobilization

Kidist Andinet


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Mizan Young Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Legal Aid Officer- Provided legal services for clients and filed court documentation- Created awareness- Promoted the organization and its missionCurrently:working for the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney

Naboni Kielbesa


ACLP fellow:2017-2018Host organization:Mizan Young Lawyers AssociationPosition:- Fundraising and PR officer- Organized fundraising events- Worked towards promoting the organization, finding new members and getting support for the center through membership fees.

Munaye Abbebe


ACLP fellow:2018-2019Host organization:Mizan Young Lawyers AssociationPosition:- PLegal Aid Officer- Prepared draft pleadings and provided advice to clients- Coordinated and guided the organization’s volunteers.

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