Legal Development Network is a union of non-governmental community-based organizations that promote people-centered justice by legal aid, legal education, research, strategic advocacy, and other legal empowerment tools. The union began its formation in 2009 under the name “Network of Centers of Legal Information and Consultation”. At that time, 8 organizations decided to unite their efforts to develop common approaches to providing legal assistance in communities, generalizing typical appeals and standardizing the provision of legal assistance.
Today the Network unites organizations in the majority of Ukrainian regions. These LDN’s member organizations provide the population with basic legal information, actively cooperate with local authorities to solve individual problems and protect public interests, implement alternative dispute resolution, developing territorial communities and local leadership.
Every month, thousands of people address the offices of the Network and through its online services for legal assistance. A wide range of legal issues the lawyers of the Network work with include but are not limited to: land, labor, social and family cases. Much attention is paid to solving the problems of internally displaced persons and veterans.
We empower people legally, protect human rights and freedoms, and develop communities
The Legal Development Network is a self-sufficient, influential, internationally recognized association of organizations from all Ukraine regions that are consolidating their efforts to bridge the gap in access to justice
- Human being
- Partnership and synergy
- Equity and impartiality
- Legal empowerment – creating a critical mass of people who know their rights, are able and motivated to protect and
- Professional legal support for communities – shaping environment for building territorial communities that are able to address their problems in a legal way
- Institutional capacity of the Network – development of a coherent union of civil society organizations operating in the community’s interest
Legal Development Network
We believe in positive changes. We motivate people for conscious actions.
Any change in the state starts with one person, so every person is important.
We change the life of communities.
Our associates and communities, we work in, are inspiring and encouraging us.
We are incredible romantics and believe in a bright future.
We are ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Our ideals are: respect for the human dignity, faith in the community dignity, and respect for the rule of law.
We believe that a true democratic society is being formed in Ukraine.
As we are full of energy and faith in the feasibility of changes in the society, we are the ones who will really change it!
To achieve a better life together, join us!