He Comprehensive Legal Advice Center (CIAL -UDLA) offers advisory services and sponsorship of causes aimed at people with limited economic resources and priority attention groups.
Cindy Aguiar Lozano, General Director of CIAL, is a lawyer with a Master’s degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Bioethics and Sciences focused on the rights of children and adolescents. She is also a qualified mediator and university lecturer. Her extensive experience has led her to develop important projects with the University of the Americas.
“The CIAL is divided into several user service centers. We attend to all cases at no cost to the people who need it most, especially in matters of family, women, childhood, adolescence, tenancy, labor issues and land-related issues,” he said in an interview with Metro Ecuador.
In addition, they have a Mediation Center. “We offer services to people with limited economic resources for free and for the general public we have a low tariff,” Aguiar said.
There is also a Gender Violence Center and they are about to inaugurate a Strategic Litigation Legal Clinic “where we are going to carry out litigation in the high courts and also in international headquarters,” explained the General Director of the CIAL.
In this academic space, students put their knowledge into practice guided by a team of lawyers.
If you are interested in accessing their services or know someone who needs it, you can go to their offices located on Francisco de Orellana and Whymper streets, in the NOA building where they also have the Applied Psychology Center. Opening hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
“We aspire to serve as many vulnerable people as possible”, comments Aguiar, who has distinguished herself as a fellow of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Foundatios for Economics Education and the Max Planck Institute.