Legal Aid

 

Legal Aid implies giving free legal services to the poor and needy who cannot afford the services of a lawyer for the conduct of a case or a legal proceeding in any court, tribunal or before an authority.

Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides that State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disability. Articles 14 and 22(1) also make it obligatory for the State to ensure equality before law and a legal system which promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity to all. Legal aid strives to ensure that constitutional pledge is fulfilled in its letter and spirit and equal justice is made available to the poor, downtrodden and weaker sections of the society.
 Foundation proposed to conduct following activities under legal aid center with the help of our members from legal fraternity.

    • Client counseling for legal issues;
    • Legal awareness camps in rural as well as urban areas
    • Preparation and publication of legal-aid literature
    • Arranging workshops for various functionaries of the legal systems such as lawyers, students, Non-Governmental organizations and Government agencies
    • Carrying out field surveys
    • Conducting Adult Literacy Classes for the non-teaching staff of the University;
    • Conducting street-plays on socio-legal issues.