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Lawyers Nepal

Laxmi Pokharel


Address
: Pepsicola, Kathmadu
Contact No
: 014248937
Mobile No
: 9841421090
Email
: pokharel_laxmi@hotmail.com, laxmi.pokharel@icj.org
Website
:
Law Firm
: Forum for Law & Justice, Bijulibazar, Kathmandu Nepal
Practice Area
: Human Rights and Gender Justice

Education & Qualification:

  • Master's Degree in Law (L.L.M): Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University, Biratnagar, Nepal in 2011 specialization on Human Rights and Gender Justice,
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law (B.L.): Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal in 2001.
  • Intermediate Level in Law (I.L.): Nepal Law Campus, Trivhuvan University, Kathmandu in 1997.
  • High School Level (S.L.C.) HMG Board of Nepal in 1994 with major subject History, Geography etc 

 

Experience:

  • Legal Consultant: working in the area of Transitional Justice in Nepal through "Protecting the Right to a Remedy and Reparation During the Transitional Period in Nepal" International Commission of Jurist (ICJ) Nepal, since 25th June 2012 to date. 
  • Legal Aid Officer: provided free legal aid and legal counseling for poor, disadvantaged and indigent people especially for women and children for protection of their legal rights as well as for the protection of their Human Rights through Nepal Bar Association, Legal Aid / Access to Justice Project since 2002 to 2012 April.
  • Legal Assistant: Norwegin Refugee Council for the secondment from Nepal Bar Association since 1st March to 31st May, 2008.
  • Member of Women Wing: provided free legal aid for indigent women as a member of Women Wing, Appellate Court Bar Association, Patan, from 1997-1999. 
  • Practitioner Lawyer: Advanced Law Association, Putalisadak, Kathmandu, Nepal, since 1998 to 2002
  • Facilitator: several legal awareness programs in various remote Districts of Nepal launched by different organizations.

 

Training:

  • Advance Training on Enhancing Litigation Skill, Women Lawyer Center of Supreme Court Bar Association and Appellate Court Bar Association, Patan, 18th to 21st July 2011.
  • Constitution Implementation Workshop, Nepal Bar Association in collaboration with Canadian Bar Association with the support of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 18th & 19th November, 2010
  • Refresher Training on Mediation (4 days) Forum For Protection of People's Rights (PPR NEPAL), Kathmandu Nepal, 1st to 4th December 2009.
  • 5th Winter Residential School on Economic, Social and Development Rights, and Good Governance, Kathmandu School of Law, Dadhikot, Bhaktapur, Nepal, 16th October to 7th Novermbr, 2008
  • Mediation Knowledge And Skill (46 hours of training) Forum For Protection of People's Rights (PPR NEPAL), Kathmandu Nepal, 28th December 2007 to 2nd January 2008. 
  • Training of Trainers on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Nepal Bar Association with support from the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), 27th to 30th May, 2007
  • Legal Aid Lawyers' Training, Nepal Bar Association, Improving Free Legal Aid & Access to Justice Project with the support of European Union from 17th to 21st Sept. 2005
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution: A Right Based Approach", Nepal Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee, 7th June, 2003 
  • Legal Aspects of Bio-Diversity Conservation in 2059-10-25 B.S., Nepal Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee
  • Training for Women Law Graduates for Bar Entrance Examination, Service For Unprivileged Section of Society (SUSS), Kathmandu, Nepal, 27th December, 2001 to 5th January, 2002
  • Professional Skills Training Program, Institute for Legal Research and Resources (ILRR) Kathmandu, Nepal, 29th January to 5th March 1996 
  • Legal Clinical Seminar class, Sense Association For Development (SAFD), 2052-8-15 to 2052-9-15 B.S. 

Other Trainings:

  • Computer Training from 1996/08/25 to 1997/03/25 in Koteshwor Computer & Educational Center Koteshwor, Kathmandu
  • Diploma in Nepali & English typewriting from ABU Star Typing Institute Koteshwor, Kathmandu

 

Researcher, Legal Aid Manual, Nepal Bar Association, the Conflict Mitigation Program II, with the assistance of the European Union, 2009
Member, NBA-CBA DDN Women-in-Law Central Committee and Planning Committee to prepare report on Ringing the Equality Bell (The Role of Women Lawyer in Promoting Gender Equality in Nepal), Nepal Bar Association in cooperation with the Canadian Bar Association, 2009. 
Researcher, Review of Nepalese Procedural Law, Nepal Environmental Lawyer Association/ DANIDA/HUGOU, 2008.
Consultant, Expert Committee to preparing report on Impunity on Human Rights in Nepal, Amnesty International Nepal 2007. 


Articles

  • Professional guarantees, challenges and solutions of women in legal profession, Nyayadoot, volume 190 Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nepalese Legal Aid Policy: An Overview, Nyayadoot, volume 178 Nepal Bar Association, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • End of Domestic Violence: Today's Need, Rural Development Buletin, Volume 4, Falgun 2064, Rural Development Foundation, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal


Award:

  • Awarded by Nepal Bar Council, scoring 6th position out of top ten in 8th Bar Council Examination, 2059 B.S
  • Awarded by Kathmandu School of Law (Gold Medal), scoring 1st position in LL.M 1st year of Human Rights and Gender Justice in 2009


Member of Professional Organization:

  • Member of Appellate Court Bar Association Patan, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Member of Nepal Bar Council, Kupondol, Lalitpur, Nepal


Language:
Nepali : Mother tongue
English : Reading speaking and writing fluently
Hindi : Reading speaking and writing fluently

Other Skills:
Efficient application of office equipment
Driving Motorcycle