Legal services – Selagy Law http://selagylaw.com/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:59:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://selagylaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-120x120.png Legal services – Selagy Law http://selagylaw.com/ 32 32 Legalkart partners with BASIC Home Loan to enable expert legal services for a hassle-free home loan experience. https://selagylaw.com/legalkart-partners-with-basic-home-loan-to-enable-expert-legal-services-for-a-hassle-free-home-loan-experience/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:59:04 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/legalkart-partners-with-basic-home-loan-to-enable-expert-legal-services-for-a-hassle-free-home-loan-experience/ LegalKart, a legal technology company, is collaborating with BASIC Home Loan, a Gurugram-based fintech start-up that is revolutionizing home lending in India, to help buyers through their home buying journey and provide expert legal assistance service to its customers. This will ensure customers have a convenient, seamless and hassle-free end-to-end home loan experience. Customers looking […]]]>

LegalKart, a legal technology company, is collaborating with BASIC Home Loan, a Gurugram-based fintech start-up that is revolutionizing home lending in India, to help buyers through their home buying journey and provide expert legal assistance service to its customers. This will ensure customers have a convenient, seamless and hassle-free end-to-end home loan experience. Customers looking for a balance transfer from their existing home loan can also benefit from this facility.

The property verification report is the most important document before buying a property. As part of the collaboration, a senior real estate attorney from LegalKart will review all legal aspects of the property. They will review government records and the chain of ownership documents available to determine and confirm legal ownership of a property and determine any claims on the property. It reveals any unpaid mortgages, liens, judgments or taxes that will need to be settled before the property can be sold; and details of any existing easements, restrictions or leases affecting the property.

This will provide a safe real estate investment without fear of litigation or hidden property loans, peace of mind from the comfort of your home, and the ability to transact with confidence.

Through this partnership, Legalkart and BASIC are simplifying the process of obtaining a home loan by addressing the legal and technical issues that consumers face when obtaining a home loan. It will allow consumers to seek legal advice and access home loans more seamlessly than ever before, using technology, while saving significant time, money and resources. Key benefits include faster loan processing, increased accuracy in assessing borrowers, increased convenience; and more transparency.

Dr. Arvind Singhatiya, Founder and CEO, LegalKart, said, “The reason we partnered with BASIC Home Loan is that over 40% of LegalKart platform users express a need for home loans. During the process of buying and registering a property, verifying the property is the first step before deciding to go ahead with the purchase. Most buyers first spend months requesting and trying to obtain the numerous documents, then more time, effort and money trying to verify their authenticity. By partnering with BASIC Home Loan, we will be offering a property verification service, where buyers can have all documents verified quickly, easily and conveniently from the comfort of their home.

Founded in 2018, LegalKart claims that it has already served over a million consumers and has over 10,000 lawyers on its platform in over 900 locations including several cities, districts and remote areas in India. The Gurugram-based start-up is growing at a rate of 25% month-on-month and aims to double its customer base every quarter. It is also in talks to raise a Series A funding round by the end of 2022 to scale international markets such as Southeast Asia, which is its primary target market.

Mr. Kalyan Josyula, Co-founder and COO, BASIC Home Loan, said, “Buying a dream home, for most clients, is one of the most important purchases of their lives. Apart from financial eligibility, legal and technical verification of the property plays a vital role in the approval of the home loan. Legal issues, which need to be handled with expert help, have been a major pain point for consumers and this partnership will help fill that need by reducing manual dependencies and automating the home loan journey.”

The real estate lending segment has seen robust growth in the current fiscal year, despite rising interest rates. According to RBI data, the total outstanding mortgage loans of banks stood at ₹17.4 trillion in June, up 15.1% from a year earlier. This figure is higher than the 11% year-on-year growth recorded in June 2021.

BASIC has a phygital model, which is a combination of physical agents and a digital model that helps customers choose the right bank and get hassle-free home loans. The agent guides and assists the consumer throughout the loan process, free of charge. In addition, BASIC and Legalkart will offer cashback on processing fees, real estate reporting services when obtaining a home loan or balance transfer service, and additional offers from major furnishing brands to customers.

BASIC works closely with over 50 banking partners and successfully disbursed over 2,500 crore in loans in over 50 cities in FY22. The company is on track to achieve monthly disbursements of over Rs 1000 crores in home loans by March 2023.

About LegalKart

Founded in 2018, LegalKart is a legal technology company. It has over 10,000 lawyers and serves over one million clients in India and globally through its platform, www.legalkart.com. She developed India’s first mobile practice management app for legal professionals and a mobile app for instant audio and video consultations with lawyers. 24X7, 365 days a year.

About the BASIC home loan

Founded in 2020, BASIC Home Loan is a fintech company developing an automated home loan platform in India. It aims to provide consumers with end-to-end execution through technology for faster loan disbursements. The company’s vision is to change the way Bharat (India) finances its affordable housing.

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KLA busy with free legal services | New https://selagylaw.com/kla-busy-with-free-legal-services-new/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/kla-busy-with-free-legal-services-new/ The Kentucky Legal Aid Office blends in with the buildings that line Second Street in downtown Owensboro. But despite his low-key location, David J. Farley, the field office’s general counsel, said he and his two fellow attorneys – Nathan Moorhouse and Lauren Andrini – have no shortage of business. In 2021, the team of lawyers, […]]]>

The Kentucky Legal Aid Office blends in with the buildings that line Second Street in downtown Owensboro.

But despite his low-key location, David J. Farley, the field office’s general counsel, said he and his two fellow attorneys – Nathan Moorhouse and Lauren Andrini – have no shortage of business.

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ADVA Announces Partnership with National Veterans Legal Services Program https://selagylaw.com/adva-announces-partnership-with-national-veterans-legal-services-program/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:29:00 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/adva-announces-partnership-with-national-veterans-legal-services-program/ ADVA Announces Partnership with National Veterans Legal Services Program On September 16, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) announced a historic new partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) to establish unparalleled free access to legal representation for Alabama veterans and their families appealed to the United States Court. Veterans Affairs […]]]>

ADVA Announces Partnership with National Veterans Legal Services Program

On September 16, the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) announced a historic new partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) to establish unparalleled free access to legal representation for Alabama veterans and their families appealed to the United States Court. Veterans Affairs Claims Appeals (VACC).

“The partnership between ADVA and NVLSP is a win-win for the State of Alabama and for Alabama veterans,” said ADVA Commissioner Kent Davis. “Alabama veterans will now have access to an exceptional national legal team who will advocate for their rights at the highest legal levels, to ensure fairness in the area of ​​disability benefits. In addition, ADVA will capitalize on the access to the extensive portfolio of training and professional development that NVLSP offers its staff of veteran attorneys.This training will be invaluable as ADVA teams continue to serve Alabama’s veterans, now and in the future.

NVLSP is a national, nonprofit organization that works to ensure the government provides the United States’ 22 million veterans and active duty personnel with the benefits to which they are entitled due to disabilities resulting from their military service in our country.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs and welcome the opportunity to capitalize on our shared expertise to help Alabama veterans and their families receive the benefits to which they are entitled. “said NVLSP Executive Director Paul Wright.

For your information, when disability claims are denied by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans have the right to appeal to the CAVC. Through this partnership, the NVLSP will provide free legal representation in support of appeal cases. This process begins when the NVLSP reviews a case in which a veteran’s appeal to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA), the highest authority within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is denied and determines that there is grounds for appeal to the CAVC. When this happens, the NVLSP offers to represent the veteran or their family free of charge. This strategic partnership between ADVA and NVLSP marks the first time this free legal service has been available to veterans in Alabama.

In addition to NVLSP assisting veterans with claims appeals, NVLSP will also assist Alabama veterans with exit upgrades, which will help veterans access benefits that may be available to them. wrongly refused due to a less than honorable exit.

To learn more about NVLSP, visit www.nvlsp.org.

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UNB’s new legal clinic will provide free legal services to low-income clients https://selagylaw.com/unbs-new-legal-clinic-will-provide-free-legal-services-to-low-income-clients/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/unbs-new-legal-clinic-will-provide-free-legal-services-to-low-income-clients/ People who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid now have another option. The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law now offers free legal services provided by some of its students. This is part of a class that gives students the ability to manage civil cases and provide free representation […]]]>

People who cannot afford a lawyer and do not qualify for legal aid now have another option.

The University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law now offers free legal services provided by some of its students.

This is part of a class that gives students the ability to manage civil cases and provide free representation to those who need it.

UNB’s legal clinic is led by supervising attorney and faculty member Jeannette Savoie, who has years of experience working with clients experiencing poverty.

Ms. Savoie said that the students under her supervision will deal with files related to rental, employment, social assistance and small claims.

Lawyer and supervisor Jeannette Savoie said students will handle cases related to tenancy, employment, welfare and small claims. (Cameron Fitch/UNB Media Services)

She said low-income people in these situations are often in a vulnerable position.

“That’s where students with their training could be helpful in presenting your case, because for a lot of these administrative tribunals, the central issue is natural justice…the right to be heard,” Savoie said.

“Sometimes when people are vulnerable, they don’t always know they have those kinds of rights.”

Since 2009, a law added to the New Brunswick Law Society Act allows law students at UNB or the Université de Moncton to practice law under the supervision of faculty.

Legal Aid does not provide assistance with civil matters, except for certain aspects of family law, such as child protection and filing for divorce.

Practical experience

Robyn Forbes, in her final year of law school, said it “will give us a better understanding when we’re out there in our own practice.”

Law student Ana Mihajlovic said law school is often about writing a lot of papers, reading textbooks and reviewing cases without much hands-on experience.

“It will be really good to have this one-on-one experience with someone who has been in this field for a very long time,” she said.

An underrepresented population

Forbes said low-income people are underrepresented and simply don’t have access to legal services without free programs like the clinic, citing the example of low-income students moving to Fredericton for the first time.

She said that since rental laws vary by province, it can leave landlords with the upper hand.

“This can lead to situations where [students are] benefited,” she said.

Law student Ana Mihajlovic said the legal clinic will be helpful to the community as it will focus on housing issues, such as rent increases, renovations and housing insecurity. (Submitted by Ana Mihajlovic)

Forbes said when legal services aren’t available to those without the financial means, they can be stuck navigating the legal system on their own.

“If you have someone like a lawyer or a student who can act as a guide under their instructions, that makes things a little easier,” she said.

Mihajlovic said the clinic will provide an important service to the community, focusing on housing issues such as rent increases, renovations and housing insecurity.

Savoie said this program will hopefully fill in some of the gaps not covered by legal aid.

She said the clinic has a financial resources test for potential clients, similar to the test used by Legal Aid, but slightly more lenient since the clinic does not take fees from clients.

She said most people on income assistance, pension, minimum wage or people with no income at all will likely be eligible for the clinic’s services.

A stigma-free hub

The legal clinic is currently being set up at the Downtown Fredericton Community Health Center on King Street.

Savoie said this location already serves as a training location for nursing students and social work students and that UNB law will now join the experiential center.

Savoie said the Downtown Fredericton Community Health Center is a good place to offer the free legal clinic. (Ed Bowes/University of New Brunswick Law)

She says it’s a good place because marginalized people are already using the services there.

“It’s already comfortable for customers, they’re used to coming here,” Savoie said. “So we’re just another service that’s going to be provided.”

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Legal services firm accepts £8m credit facility to fund growth plans https://selagylaw.com/legal-services-firm-accepts-8m-credit-facility-to-fund-growth-plans/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:17:51 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/legal-services-firm-accepts-8m-credit-facility-to-fund-growth-plans/ North West legal services firm Fletchers Group has announced a new £8million credit facility with its bank to invest in its organic growth strategy over the next three years. The company, based in Southport and with an office in Manchester, specializes in medical negligence, serious injury and motorcycles. It was acquired by Sun Capital last […]]]>

North West legal services firm Fletchers Group has announced a new £8million credit facility with its bank to invest in its organic growth strategy over the next three years.

The company, based in Southport and with an office in Manchester, specializes in medical negligence, serious injury and motorcycles.

It was acquired by Sun Capital last October.

Alex Lynch, chief financial officer, said the new facility, negotiated with RBS and completed at the end of August, replaced existing debt of £4m and included an option for a further £2m.

She said: “We will increase our investment in marketing, continue to grow our medical negligence brand, PCL, and seek to grow our market share in our two new IP areas, cycle and ELPL.

“Our investment plans will also allow us to process cases more efficiently and improve our case selection, and while we have already made significant progress in bringing technology into the business to work alongside our people, we will invest more in AI and data analytics capability to enable us to do that.

Paul Gaynor, Relationship Manager at RBS, said: “We have carried out a comprehensive due diligence of the group, including an external due diligence of WIPs, and we are extremely impressed with the strength of the business, its ambitious growth plans but achievable, and the in-depth strength of the management team.

“We have been group bankers for over 25 years and it is great to be able to support such a progressive company – it is in a unique position to benefit from the opportunities that present themselves in a rapidly changing, post-pandemic market.”

Alex said Fletchers Group needed capital to support its market share growth strategy and build on its recent success in attracting high value claims: “In a high growth environment, our business consumes cash from day one, and higher value cases, which take longer to settle, tend to strain capital.

“As we continue to build market share in this space, this greater capital facility gives us the financial protection needed to cement our place in this part of the market.”

She said the group plans to issue a business update in the fourth quarter of 2022, where it will brief the market in more detail on its growth plans.

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What is NALSA and who can benefit from free legal services in India? https://selagylaw.com/what-is-nalsa-and-who-can-benefit-from-free-legal-services-in-india/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/what-is-nalsa-and-who-can-benefit-from-free-legal-services-in-india/ Justice DY Chandrachud, the longest-serving Supreme Court Justice, is appointed as the next Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) by President Draupadi Murmu. YOU Justice Chandrachud replaced Justice UU Lalit who was appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI). What is NALSA? In 1995, NALSA or National Legal Services Authority […]]]>

Justice DY Chandrachud, the longest-serving Supreme Court Justice, is appointed as the next Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) by President Draupadi Murmu.

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Justice Chandrachud replaced Justice UU Lalit who was appointed as the 49th Chief Justice of India (CJI).

What is NALSA?

In 1995, NALSA or National Legal Services Authority was incorporated under the Legal Services Authority Act 1987 to provide free legal services to the weakest sections of society.

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It was created to monitor and review the effectiveness of legal aid programs and to develop rules and principles for the provision of legal services. NALSA provides funding to state legal service authorities and NGOs to help them implement legal aid systems.

Article 39A of the Constitution of India states that “The State shall ensure that the functioning of the judicial system promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity and, in particular, provides free legal aid, through appropriate legislation or programs or otherwise, to ensure that opportunities for obtaining justice are not denied to any citizen on the basis of economic or other disability.

Why was NALSA formed?

NALSA was formed to provide free legal services, educate the public about the law and organize the Lok Adalats. It also supports dispute resolution through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms such as arbitration, conciliation, mediation, etc. The authority also provides compensation to victims of crime.

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NALSA operates at national level, state level, district level, Taluka/sub-division level with High Court and Supreme Court. The CJI is the Chief Patron and the Second Senior Justice of the Supreme Court is the Executive Chairman of the Authority.

Section 12 of the Legal Services Authority Act 1987 includes the eligibility of persons who can obtain such services. Legal services can be provided to persons “with an annual income below the amount prescribed by the respective state government if the case is before a court other than the Supreme Court, and below Rs. 5 Lakhs, if the case is before the Supreme Court.

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In addition, services are also provided to women and children, SC/ST members, industrial workers, victims of ethnic violence, caste atrocities, mass disaster, violence, flood, drought, earthquake and industrial disaster, to the mentally ill or otherwise disabled. person, detainees, victims of human trafficking or begar.

In order to work for equal access to justice, a mobile application is also launched by the organization which allows them to easily access legal aid to ordinary citizens.

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City of Noblesville considers request for $150,000 for outside legal services • Current Edition https://selagylaw.com/city-of-noblesville-considers-request-for-150000-for-outside-legal-services-current-edition/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 13:51:27 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/city-of-noblesville-considers-request-for-150000-for-outside-legal-services-current-edition/ City leaders in Noblesville are considering allocating $150,000 for outside legal services due to a vacancy for a city attorney. Members of the Noblesville Common Council are expected to vote on an ordinance on the matter at its Sept. 13 meeting at 7 p.m. An initial proposal was presented at the last council meeting on […]]]>

City leaders in Noblesville are considering allocating $150,000 for outside legal services due to a vacancy for a city attorney.

Members of the Noblesville Common Council are expected to vote on an ordinance on the matter at its Sept. 13 meeting at 7 p.m. An initial proposal was presented at the last council meeting on August 23, where CFO/City Comptroller Jeff Spalding explained the need for funding.

Currently, the city has two people in its legal department — a vacant city attorney position and a paralegal — and Spalding said outside legal departments are used to supplement in-house legal departments as needed. Spalding added that outside attorneys are “engaged in complex and specialized legal areas.”

Former city attorney Lindsey Bennett held the position from January 2020 until March this year when she left for a position at a private law firm, Spalding said.

The city continues to consider candidates to fill the position, he said.,

The city’s legal department’s 2022 budget includes $512,400 for outside legal services, according to Spalding.

“These funds are used by the city to meet the legal counsel and representation needs of all city departments and their operations,” Spalding said. “These legal services include advice and representation on city contracts and procurement, compliance and risk management, personnel issues, litigation against or on behalf of city entities, tort claims , code enforcement, economic development and guidance in other areas.”

In the meantime, attorney Jon Hughes of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, who provided legal services to the city on a variety of issues prior to Bennett’s transition, has undertaken more work to ensure business continuity and protecting interests on behalf of the public, Spalding said.

Spalding said he does not plan to ask the board for another appropriation for outside legal services, but noted that the $150,000 being considered is just one component of a total budget increase of $285,000 for the service. legal from the city in 2022. The remaining $135,000 will be provided through the transfer of funds already allocated elsewhere in 2022, including funds available from vacancy savings, Spalding added.

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B2B Legal Services Market to See Stunning Growth by 2031 https://selagylaw.com/b2b-legal-services-market-to-see-stunning-growth-by-2031/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 12:13:21 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/b2b-legal-services-market-to-see-stunning-growth-by-2031/ According to Marketreports.info B2B legal services market Report 2030, examines various factors driving or restraining the B2B Legal Services Market, which will help the future market to expand with a promising CAGR. B2B Legal Services Market Research Reports offers an extensive collection of reports on different markets covering crucial details. The B2B Legal Services report […]]]>

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Keystone First provides free legal services to compensate for evictions of members with disabilities https://selagylaw.com/keystone-first-provides-free-legal-services-to-compensate-for-evictions-of-members-with-disabilities/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 14:26:22 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/keystone-first-provides-free-legal-services-to-compensate-for-evictions-of-members-with-disabilities/ Keystone First, the largest Medicaid plan in southeastern Pennsylvania, has partnered with a local nonprofit to provide free legal services to help Keystone First Medicaid members with disabilities or medical conditions to reduce the risk of eviction and address unhealthy housing conditions. . The Housing Stability Initiative, a collaboration between Keystone First and the Disability […]]]>

Keystone First, the largest Medicaid plan in southeastern Pennsylvania, has partnered with a local nonprofit to provide free legal services to help Keystone First Medicaid members with disabilities or medical conditions to reduce the risk of eviction and address unhealthy housing conditions. .

The Housing Stability Initiative, a collaboration between Keystone First and the Disability Legal Clinic, was officially launched last summer before the national eviction moratorium expired in August. The Housing Stability Initiative aims to provide members with legal representation if they have a case in court.

It also helps those at risk of eviction apply for available housing assistance and works with landlords to address the detrimental living conditions of members who reside in substandard housing conditions.

Currently, Keystone First members who rent in Philadelphia and Delaware counties — and whom the health plan identifies as being at risk of eviction — are eligible. Additionally, members of these counties who are not at risk of eviction, but who reside in poor housing conditions are also eligible. About 1 in 14 tenants faces eviction each year in Philadelphia, one of the poorest big cities in America.

Kathleen Mullin, who leads housing initiatives for Keystone First, said eviction can be a traumatic event for vulnerable households, especially as millions of families are still recovering from the economic fallout from the pandemic.

“For Medicaid managed care organizations, these medical-legal partnerships can positively impact health outcomes by helping stabilize housing for people living in poverty,” she said. “We can integrate legal services with care management support to avoid the adverse effects caused by substandard housing conditions and evictions.”

Keystone First Care Managers, or other member-facing staff, may refer eligible Keystone First Medicaid members to the program if engagement with that member determines that their housing situation meets program criteria, including lead paint or lead pipes, pest infestation or leaky roofs.

Theresa Brabson, legal director of the Disability Legal Clinic, said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the country’s affordable housing crisis and increased housing insecurity for low-income renters, who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

“It is essential that we recognize and address housing insecurity as a social determinant of health. For tenants who have significant chronic health conditions or disabilities, housing instability poses a risk to their physical and mental health,” she said. “Through this innovative, cross-disciplinary partnership, we are better able to identify tenants in need of legal assistance and provide an immediate, community-based access point for justice.”

When eviction cannot be avoided, Brabson said his organization negotiates with landlords on the tenant’s behalf to reach a settlement.

“Keeping people in a stable home is a good strategy to keep them out of hospital emergency rooms, shelters, and to promote better overall health outcomes,” Brabson said.

For more information, visit: www.keystonefirstpa.com.

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Supreme Court Legal Services Committee Counsel Constitution https://selagylaw.com/supreme-court-legal-services-committee-counsel-constitution/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 09:22:41 +0000 https://selagylaw.com/supreme-court-legal-services-committee-counsel-constitution/ The masses sometimes feel left behind in their quest for justice. In order to remove this feeling of being deprived of the right to go to Hon’ble Supreme Court, due to lack of funds, social or economic backwardness or any other disability, the whole concept of legal assistance through the SCLSC was considered. The Supreme […]]]>

The masses sometimes feel left behind in their quest for justice. In order to remove this feeling of being deprived of the right to go to Hon’ble Supreme Court, due to lack of funds, social or economic backwardness or any other disability, the whole concept of legal assistance through the SCLSC was considered.

The Supreme Court Legal Services Committee strives to provide legal aid and assistance to marginalized and weaker sections of society. The Supreme Court is the last court of justice in the country. It is the Court of Justice and people regard it as the temple of justice. Going to the Supreme Court is in itself a daunting task, not to mention that today’s court system has become such that fees and other expenses are exorbitant.

Constitution – Access to justice

According to Article 39-A of the Indian Constitution, the State shall ensure that the functioning of the judicial system promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, through appropriate legislation or programs or otherwise. otherwise, to ensure that opportunities for obtaining justice are not denied to any citizen on the basis of economic or other disability.

justice for the masses

A large number of the people of India cannot afford to go to the Honorable Supreme Court for justice. These masses sometimes feel left behind in their quest for justice. In order to remove this feeling of being deprived of the right to go to Hon’ble Supreme Court, due to lack of funds, social or economic backwardness or any other disability, the whole concept of legal assistance through the SCLSC was considered.

The goal of providing free legal aid to the general public would have remained unfulfilled had this right not been available to the masses to apply to the highest court of justice – the Supreme Court. For the purpose of providing free legal aid to persons eligible under Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987, the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee has been constituted.

Procedure for appointing lawyers

The National Legal Services Authority (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations 2010 under Regulation 2(eb) state that, “Class Counsel means a solicitor constituted as a Class Counsel group under section 8. lawyer with less than three years experience at the Bar should normally be constituted. In extraordinary circumstances, an attorney with less than three years’ experience at the Bar may be considered by the Honorable Chairman of the SCLSC.

The Chairman of the SCLSC takes into account the competence, integrity, aptitude and experience of the lawyers for the constitution.

Separate panels for various practice areas

There may be separate groups of lawyers for civil, criminal, constitutional, matrimonial, environmental, labor, etc. law.

As directed by the Honorable Chairman of the SCLSC from time to time, the SCLSC will invite applications from legal practitioners for appointment as Class Counsel and these will be considered through a process duly established by the SCLSC.

Nearly 200 lawyers are registered under the settlement.

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