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"With legal aid now capped at the bus fare for a trainee solicitor to come and explain how to plead guilty, Rumpole desperately needed a more remunerative outlet for his legal knowledge. "

--David Mitchell

Legal Aid may be taken to mean free legal assistance to the poor persons in any judicial proceedings before the court, Tribunals or any other authority. It intends to provide free legal assistance to the poor persons who are not able to enforce the rights given to them by law.
SIL fulfils its commitment of providing legal education by establishing a Legal Aid Clinic (LAC) at its premises in compliance of Article 14 &22 of the Indian Constitution.

The LAC Schedules sessions for students with leading advocates so that the former can absorb the art of client dealing. LAC has undertaken ‘Kathulla’ village of Uttar Pradesh and strives to spread and promote free legal aid as enshrined in the constitution. LAC also caters to the society at large by organizing socio-legal awareness programs at regular intervals apprising the public about their human rights and fundamental rights. Shambhunath Institute of law comprises legal aid society, the members of the legal aid society are selected on the basis of a written examination followed by a personal Interview.
Our Institute has some future prospects in hand regarding the legal aid clinic, which the institute looks forward to fulfill, which are as follows:
  • The clinic aim to organize a conference over novel ways to good governance through citizen involvement.
  • To demonstrate the importance of legal rights and how to access remedies attached to it by street plays in the nearby villages
  • To introduce a dedicated telephone and postal helpline addresses for the free legal aid.
  • To collaborate with the local NGOs for their inputs in form of lectures and seminar in the institute.
  • To regularly organize the free legal aid campaign highlighting the agenda of topics like domestic, violence.

Our Legal Aid Clinic