Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi aims to provide legal aid to the fellow citizens who cannot afford professional legal services and also look forward to championing those public causes for which adequate support is still lacking. The society has always been a rock-steady pillar of support for those who require legal assistance in any field of law. The progress made by the society in this arena has been due to the strenuous efforts put in by the students, professors and lawyers who are inspired by the motto of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)- ‘Access to Justice for all’. Our cherished objectives include work on all the fronts of the legal process, i.e. awareness, encouragement and enforcement of the rule of law.

The society is deeply committed towards its two main objectives; creating legal awareness and providing legal aid with the assistance of a lawyer at the Legal Services Clinic, Campus Law Centre. The legal aid society aims to disseminate legal information among those who cannot afford legal services by way of legal literacy programs in and around campus in consonance with the provisions of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.


Legal Services Clinic (LSC): The LSC works in close collaboration with the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) and is opened every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Legal Aid Counsel, appointed by the Central District Legal Services Authority (C-DLSA), visits the clinic every Saturday and is assisted by trained Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs). The LSC also maintains a register to record the details of the seekers of legal services, nature of services rendered and remarks of the lawyer.

From October 2019 to February 2020, the LSC addressed a wide variety of legal grievances, ranging from domestic violence matters to property-related disputes to sexual assault cases. (For more details, please refer to TABLE-1)

Table 1

Area of LawNumber of Cases
Criminal Disputes3
Property Disputes4
Family Disputes2
Money Related Disputes5
Procedural Queries14
Total28


The LSC has been successful in providing free legal assistance because of the active participation of the PLVs in collaboration with the empanelled lawyers. By providing this opportunity of assisting the experienced lawyers, the LSC has proved to be a dynamic tool of learning for more than 50 PLVs by exposing them to the practicalities of the legal profession. 


Awaaz-The Blog

‘Awaaz -The Blog’ is an initiative of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. The blog publishes an article with an aim to encourage diverse legal discourse on contemporary social, political and legal issues, and wishes to create a space where different ideas come together conversing with each other.

Awaaz-The Blog is effectively managed by the Editorial Board (EB) comprising of 8 members. The primary functions of the EB include selecting the articles based on legal contemporary issues and critically analysing them.

We seek to emphasize the importance of socially relevant legal education in the discipline of law and its recognition as a sine qua non for proper dispensation of justice. The blog operates online and is available here: http://lasclc.in/


Activities of Legal Aid Society

The following are the activities undertaken by the society in the academic year 2019-20:

S.No.DateTheme of VisitArea VisitedPurpose
4th OctoberLegal Awareness Drive  Timarpur (including Indira Basti and Sanjay Basti)To create awareness about legal rights and the legal aid scheme.
11th OctoberMarch cum Legal Awareness DrivesSKV Malka GanjTo create awareness about legal rights and the legal aid scheme.
22nd October  Legal Awareness ProgrammeHindu CollegeTo create awareness about legal rights and the legal aid scheme.
4   18th OctoberClean and Green MarchDaryaganj  To create awareness about keeping the environment clean and green.
511th NovemberScreening of  Documentary “The Price of Free”Seminar Hall, Campus Law CentreTo increase awareness regarding rights of children
16th NovemberDrug De-addiction Drive  Christian Colony, Patel ChestTo sensitize people against the harmful effects of drugs to the society in general and families in particular.
26th NovemberConstitution Day  Tis Hazari CourtWorkshop attended by selected PLVs organized by DSLSA on fundamental rights and duties.
9th JanuaryLegal Awareness Drive and Fundamental DutiesMajnu ka TilaTo create awareness about legal duties and the legal aid scheme.
15th JanuaryTraffic Awareness ProgrammeMalka Ganj Chowk to Ghanta Ghar, Shakti NagarTo create awareness about the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 and general road safety.
10 24th January  Legal Awareness Drive and Fundamental DutiesChandrawalTo create awareness about legal duties and the legal aid scheme.
11 24th JanuaryLegal Awareness Drive and Economically Weaker Section(EWS) Disadvantaged Group (DG) Admission informationPeer Bagichi and Andha MughalTo create awareness about legal rights and legal aid scheme.
12 30st JanuaryNational Seminar, “Gandhi on Duties”Seminar Hall, Campus Law CentreTo stir a discourse on Gandhian principles and Fundamental Duties.
13 31st JanuarySeminar on “UN Human Rights Council and Human Rights Lawyering in India”Seminar Hall, Campus Law CentreTo  discuss about UN Human Rights Council and Human Rights Lawyering in India
 141st – 22nd  FebruaryEWS/DG Admission Drive 2020Shakti Nagar, Timarpur, Peer Bagichi, Andha Mughal and Kabir Basti  To facilitate admissions of EWS/DG Category and Children With Disabilities Category for the academic session 2020-21 through Computerized Online Admission System.
155th FebruaryRescue DriveNew Delhi Railway Station and Connaught PlaceConducted a rescue drive to search a 32- year old woman who came to India in January 2020.
 1613th FebruaryVisit to Tihar JailTihar Jail ComplexTo conduct an in-depth study of legal aid services provided to the Jail inmates and various rights available to arrested persons.
17 20th FebruaryVisit to Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS)IHBAS Institute, Dilshad GardenTo gain an insight into the functioning of a mental healthcare institution, in particular, the living conditions of inmates.
18 25th FebruaryVisit to Juvenile Justice Board and Observation HomesSewa Kutir Complex, Kingsway CampTo observe how the Board works, the conditions of the observation home and how efficiently aid is being provided by the legal aid service authorities.
197th– 13th MarchLegal Aid Camp for Riot VictimsKarawal NagarTo aid lawyers in filing FIRs and filing compensation forms for victims of violence in North East Delhi.
20 9th – 13th  MarchLegal Aid and Awareness for Riot VictimsShiv ViharTo aid Delhi Government officials in relief efforts and legal aid for victims of violence in North East Delhi.

LAS Reports

Report of the Legal Aid Society

2018-2019

Report of the Legal Aid Society

2017-2018

Executive Body of Legal Aid Society

Faculty Convener:
Dr. Kshitij Kumar Singh

Faculty Members:

Dr. Narender K. Bishnoi
Ms. Sneh Yadav
Mr. Vijoy Panicker
Ms. Atma Yadav

S.No.NameStudent Convener/Co-ConvenerMobile Number
1Misbah ReshiConvener
2Akash SachanCo-Convener8448363609
3Komal RajputCo-Convener8130883775
4Lovika JaiswalCo-Convener9582922122
5Madhurita TiwariCo-Convener9910955528
6Raghav GoyalCo-Convener8439216679
7Sagar SoniCo-Convener9465420052
8Shahbaz Shah KhanCo-Convener8686658382
9Shivam NirbhayCo-Convener8052562319
10Shradhesh TripathiCo-Convener9560769722
11SiddharthCo-Convener8441000925
12Sumit SinghCo-Convener9555020006
13Vinayak GoyalCo-Convener9888241895

Achievements

The Legal Services Clinic of the Legal Aid Society, Campus Law Centre was adjudged as the Best Legal Aid Clinic at 1st UILS National Legal Aid Forum, 2019 held at University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on April 05, 2019.


Contact Us

E-mail Address of Legal Aid Society: clclegalaidsociety2016@gmail.com

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