In times of crisis, it is important to stay human and help those who need it.
The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” community offers its support to overcome the crisis. Participants of the Program, on the initiative of Natalia Buhta, a lawyer, are launching a project and ready to provide free legal advise to healthcare workers of Ukraine who are involved in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Who are the lawyers of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program?
These are the lawyers who seek to provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards, be effective leaders in their own professional community and in the implementation of social change, and take an active public position.
- Who can benefit from free legal advice?
Healthcare workers who are today in the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, namely doctors, nurses and paramedic officers, and other healthcare professionals involved in overcoming the pandemic in Ukraine.
- Which forms of consultations are available?
Consultations will be provided either verbally or in writing. The format of communication shall be agreed with the lawyer on a case-by-case basis: e-mail, telephone, messengers, etc.
- What questions can be answered?
Lawyers will advise on civil and administrative law. That is, you can address the issues of medical, labor, inheritance, family, housing law and other branches of law. Physicians can also address with administrative offenses related to quarantine violations. The participants of the Project expect that the consultations will be provided to protect the rights and interests of healthcare professionals, who today are in the forefront of the fight against coronavirus.
- How to choose a lawyer for consultation?
Below you may find information on each lawyer participating in “Tomorrow’s Lawyers Help Healthcare Workers” pro bono project. You are welcome to choose a lawyer from your closest neighborhood or by other criteria at your own discretion.
The lawyer(s) you have chosen may forward your request to another colleague who is more competent in the field of law to which your question relates. After all, lawyers, as well as doctors, can specialize in particular areas of law.
- How should I contact the lawyer?
- Write an e-mail indicating “Consultation for a healthcare worker” in a subject line and provide information that requires legal advice.
- Write a message in any messenger you both use.
- Call within the established hours for consultations; the lawyer may be busy with other work and if he/she cannot answer immediately, he/she will return a call later.
You can also contact the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program, and we will connect you with the right lawyer.
Contacts of Daria Pysarenko, Program Manager:
Tel: +380 (95) 860-04-40
If you prefer a phone call, please reach us on business days from 10:00 to 18:00. In addition, you could agree with the lawyer another time slot and communication channel at your convenience.
- How do I thank the Project and the lawyers?
We will be grateful for completing a feedback form after receiving the consultation. You can also send your feedback to the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on the Program’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tomorrowslawyer.org.
The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Community is eager to help healthcare professionals in these turbulent times for Ukrainian healthcare system and to contribute to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remember, when the quarantine and the crisis are all over, it will only be important how we treat each other in difficult times for all of us.
A list of lawyers of the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program participating in the pro bono project for healthcare professionals is available by the link: http://tomorrowslawyer.org/pro-bono/.
“Tomorrow’s Lawyer” is a powerful network of lawyers uniting opinion leaders in the legal profession, who provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards, act as agents of change in society and leaders in the professional community.
The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program was launched in 2016 and first implemented within the “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid” Project, carried out by the Canadian Bureau for International Education with the support of the Government of Canada in cooperation with the Legal Aid Coordination Centre. It is currently being implemented and developed with the support of the US Embassy’s Law Enforcement Section in Ukraine, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” NGO, in partnership with the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers.