The Budidjaja Institute’s Paralegal Training Program (PTP) is open to all law school and non-law school graduates.


The Budidjaja Institute’s PTP seeks to prepare candidates to function as ethical, effective, and efficient professional paralegals or legal assistants in various legal environments whether litigation law firms, transactional law firms, companies, government, notary offices, or non-profit organizations.


The PTP provides a full 4-week training in substantive and procedural law, professional responsibility, practical legal skills needed to work in the public or private sector as a competent and professional paralegal or legal assistant.


The PTP syllabus is driven and shaped by a group of experienced practicing lawyers, many of whom are Partners in Indonesia’s leading law firms.


Upon successful completion of the PTP, students will be able to:


  • Draft basic legal documents from scratch or from an existing template.

  • Perform legal tasks in an ethical manner in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Advocates

  • Avoid unauthorized practice of law by distinguishing between tasks that must be done by an advocate and those that can be done by a legal assistant.

  • Prepare and write legal memoranda, opinion, and court documents for review by an advocate.

  • Assist in the litigation process by conducting various investigative and facts gathering-related tasks.

  • Draft interoffice memoranda for the purpose of advising or informing supervising advocates.


Instructors for the PTP include practicing lawyers, judges, paralegals, and other legal professionals.


Upon successful completion of the PTP, the Budidjaja Institute will issue a Certificate of Completion of Paralegal Studies, and (for those who already have a bachelor’s degree and pass a Paralegal exam) Paralegal Certificate, that can be used by the graduates to practice as a paralegal or legal support professionals in Indonesia.


Please note however that in Indonesia, paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.

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Activists of the qualified non-profit organizations engaging in legal reform and human right, may receive scholarship to join the PTP.

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To be eligible for scholarship consideration,

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