Visit to Delhi High Court Legal Service Committee
The Students of DME 2nd year (BA LLB, B section) visited the Delhi High Court Legal Service Committee on 28th March, 2018. Delhi High Court Legal Service Committee was formed with the objective of the to provide free legal services to eligible candidates (defined in Sec. 12 of the Act),
CRITERIA FOR PROVIDING FREE LEGAL SERVICES
Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 prescribes the criteria for giving legal services to the eligible persons. Section 12 of the Act reads as under:- Every person who has to file or defend a case shall be entitled to legal services under this Act if that person is –
A) A member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe;
B) A victim of trafficking in human beings or beggar as referred to in Article 23 of the Constitution;
C) A woman or a child;
D) A mentally ill or otherwise disabled person
and to organize Lok Adalats for speedy resolution of cases.
Justice S. Ravindra Bhat is the chairman of the DHCLSC. The Students have been briefed about the working of the DHCLSC and have been informed about the criteria for free legal aid and method to avail the free legal services. The superintendent of the DHCLSC took very keen interest in informing the students about the free legal aid provisions available to eligible litigants in District Courts, High Courts and Supreme Court of India. This visit was a good practical exposure for the students of DME.