Alghiffari Aqsa is a staff lawyer in the community legal empowerment department of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) in Indonesia. His efforts there focus on training paralegals, who can undergo relatively short training programs to become qualified to provide direct legal services to clients in need, thus helping to close the gap between the high demand and low supply of legal practitioners in Indonesia. Alghiffari is also involved in community outreach programs, including advocacy campaigns, demonstrations, and workshops that encourage public discussion and participation.
Prior to his current work, Alghiffari spent three years in LBH Jakarta’s case-handling department. He graduated with an LL.B. from the University of Indonesia. As a PILnet Fellow, he will develop a project to improve the provision of legal aid in Indonesia by equipping future generations of lawyers with the necessary tools to protect the rights of underserved populations.