[vc_section full_width=”stretch_row” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”2274″ css_animation=”bounceIn” css=”.vc_custom_1573234434301{padding-top: 30vh !important;padding-bottom: 30vh !important;background-image: url(https://flemer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/image-36.jpg?id=2070) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23c4c4c4″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”About Us.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:70px|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff|line_height:60px” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:800%20bold%20regular%3A800%3Anormal” custom_letter_spacing=”-2px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section][vc_section css=”.vc_custom_1501467764272{padding-top: 55px !important;padding-bottom: 55px !important;}”][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1501469736493{padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Recent statistics by the Nigerian Correctional service show that approxiamately 70% of
prisoners in Nigeria are pre-trial or awaiting trial detainees. Many of these detainees are
charged with minor offences such as fighting, trespassing, stealing and even defaulting on
debt obligations. Although these offences are bailable, many of these detainees remain
imprisoned due to lack of access to adequate and consistent legal representation. While
some of them are innocent, many will end up in staying in prison detention for longer than
the maximum sentence they would have served if found guilty. The average length of pre-
trial detention in Nigeria is 3.7 years.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css_animation=”lightSpeedIn” css=”.vc_custom_1578999247329{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Passionate about solving this problem, the Flemer Project was founded by two young female
lawyers (who met while studying law at the University of Lagos) in October 2018 with the
goal of indigent pre-trial detainees, especially those charged with minor offences, conclude
their matters in court as quickly as possible. To achieve this goal, we identify those in need
of legal representation through regular interviews conducted in prisons and case referrals
from Magistrates and members of the general public. These cases are then assigned to our
network of volunteer lawyers who represent them in court, and with the aid of technology,
we monitor the progress of representation provided by these lawyers with a view to
ensuring that it is carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css_animation=”lightSpeedIn” css=”.vc_custom_1578999162811{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”We work with young lawyers with flexible work schedules who are passionate about
devoting their time and skills to helping pre-trial detainees resolve their cases in court
through the provision of legal representation. We recognize the need to incentivize our
volunteer lawyers and in view of this, we provide them with an allowance to cover the cost
of transportation and documentation incurred in the course of doing the work, as well as
free access to an online comprehensive case law database. On average our volunteer
lawyers have been able to conclude matters assigned to them within 5 months.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:left|color:%23636363″ google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:300%20light%20regular%3A300%3Anormal” css_animation=”lightSpeedIn” css=”.vc_custom_1578999268872{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]