Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC)

The Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC) is an initiative launched by The Lebanese Transparency Association-No Corruption. LALAC is based on a model developed by Transparency International and implemented in more than 50 countries in the world, adapted to the Lebanese context.

LALAC aims to inform citizens about their legal rights and encourages victims and witnesses to take action against cases of corruption. By generating dialogue on issues of corruption and developing working relationships with relevant government and private institutions, LALAC is able to shed light on citizens’ concerns and complaints about corruption on a national scale. LALAC draws on information gained from cases to lobby relevant authorities for concrete, evidence-based reforms that lead to better local governance. As part of this effort, LTA is currently advocating for the passage of legislation on Access to Information and Whistleblower Protection.

Free services for victims and witnesses of corruption

Everyone residing in Lebanon can access LALAC’s free services, including Lebanese citizens and non-Lebanese citizens residing in Lebanon. The Lebanese Transparency Association is committed to the principles of equality and nondiscrimination on the basis of gender, age, religion, disability, social class, geographical origins, and political background.

Our free services include:

  • Support  for victims and witnesses of corruption
  • Free legal advice and assistance to develop a strong corruption case file
  • Referral of select cases to a law firm willing to represent the victim or witness
  • Opening public discussion and dialogue on corruption issues
  • Working closely with relevant governmental and private institutions to address corruption-related cases
  • Building body of evidence to lobby public authorities for needed reforms
  • Coordinating with media to shine a spotlight on corruption
  • Partnering with other civil society organizations to build an effective public interest network


LALAC's services do not include the provision of legal assistance or counseling on court cases or representation for plaintiffs in court. We do not issue documents certifying the existence or non-existence of corruption, and do not target any individual or legal entity.

 

Contact us:

Our offices are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Please call or email us to report a case of corruption, or for more information about our program.

Hotline: 01-386 886

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Please call to make an appointment to visit us at our offices:

  • Beirut: Manhattan Bldg, 5th Floor, Sami El Solh Blvd, Badaro
  • Bekaa: Shtoura main street, Khashroum Center, 3rd floor (Youth Initiative Association office)
  • Nabatieh: Hasan Kamel Al Sabbah street, Khayyat Center, 1st floor (Nokta Fasle office)

LALAC observes strict client confidentiality

We appreciate the courage it takes to speak up about cases of corruption, and we are dedicated to protecting our clients' confidentiality. In a number of campaigns, we allow individuals to retain their anonymity in order to encourage the largest participation from the community.

Every voice counts

LALAC's Legal Department uses all complaints and testimonies of corruption as important evidence for our advocacy, lobbying and awareness raising efforts.  Given the enormous scope and extent of corruption in Lebanon, however, LALAC gives priority to complaints and testimonies that affect the entire community.

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> On February 28, LTA in cooperation with Nokta Fasle Association celebrated the opening of its new Lebanese Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (LALAC) for victims and witnesses of corruption at a kick-off event in Nabatieh. Press Release

> LTA organized an outreach session in Tripoli to inform residents about LALAC' free services for Corruption victims and witnesses. Press Release

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> On November 11, 2013 LTA organized a workshop addressing "Fighting Bribery" in the Beirut Bar Association premises in Beirut. Press Release

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> On July 15, LTA organized the Closing Ceremony of the "Youth Partnership in Municipalities for the Improvement of Local Governance- Musharaka" in Beirut. Press Release

> LTA announce the results of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) 2013; the only worldwide public opinion survey on views and experiences of corruption. Press Release

> On February 6th, LTA and Transparency International -UK Chapter- have jointly hosted the launch of "the Middle East and North Africa Report of the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index". Press Release Media Coverage

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> LTA organized the Anti- Corruption Day entitled: “Anti Corruption Day: Lebanese status and the necessary reform steps” on December 09, 2012 under the high patronage of his Excellency the President of the Republic of Lebanon, General Michel SLEIMAN. Press Release

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