Thursday 25/05/2017

Events
• (new) Last Date for Submission of Internship Applications Form is 20 May 2017.
• National Lok Adalat to be held on 08.07.2017 on various subjects matter

Functions of State Legal Services Authority

1.

To give effect to the policies and directions of the Central Authority.

2.

To provide legal service to persons who satisfy the criteria laid down in the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

3.

To conduct Lok Adalats at various levels.

4.

To encourage the settlement of disputes by way of Negotiation, Arbitration and Conciliation.

5.

To secure the legal rights of poor, down trodden and weaker section of the society.

6.

To ensure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity.

7.

To give people a platform where they receive effective counseling in order to resolve their disputes in an amicable manner and at pre-litigative stage.

8.

To carry out legal literacy campaign across the Union Territory,Chandigarh.

9.

To publicize legal aid schemes so that the target group, for whom Legal Services Authorities Act has provided for free legal aid, may come to know about the same and approach the concerned legal service functionaries.

10.

To make special efforts to enlist the support of voluntary social welfare institutions working at the grass-root level, particularly among the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Women and Rural and Urban labour.

11.

To act in coordination with other governmental agencies, non-governmental voluntary social service institutions, universities and other bodies engaged in the work of promoting the cause of legal services to the poor.

12.

To sensitize people about the aims and objectives of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 and their legal rights.

13.

To perform such other functions as the State Authority may, in consultation with the Central Authority, prescribe by regulations.

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