CT Institute of Law organizes legal aid cum assistance camp
Jalandhar: The CT Institute of Law, South Campus, Shahpur in association with District Legal Services Authority, Jalandhar (DLSA) organized a Legal Aid cum Assistance Camp at Village Khera, VPO Jamsher Khas, Jalandhar to spread awareness among masses about the rights of vulnerable sections of society more specifically regarding getting free legal aid. This camp was an initiative to provide free legal aid to the locals as well.
Jaapinder Singh, CJM cum Secretary DLSA deputed a panel of two advocates and one Para Legal Volunteer for awaking the residents of village Khera and neighborhood about various schemes offered by NLSA and DLSA respectively. Local residents came forward for taking advice regarding their legal issues from the panel of the DLSA advocates. The panel included Advocate K.D.S. Randhawa, Advocate Harleen Kaur and Jagjit Singh, Para Legal Volunteer.
Also, the panel detailed about the various schemes on Juveniles, The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, compensation scheme for cases of acid attack and rape victims. They also detailed about rights of senior citizens and Good Samaritan laws. The DLSA team also focused on sorting legal issues through ADRs. In response the local residents came forward for taking advice regarding their legal issues from the panel of the DLSA advocates.
Principal CT Institute of Law, Dr. Yugdeep Kaur, said, “Students being a part of this programme were exposed to practical knowledge which is a must for budding lawyers. They assisted panel advocates during their interaction with general public which helped them to analyze the case studies to develop a critical thinking about the subject matter. This platform gave them an opportunity to boost their confidence level by understanding the social issues happening in the society.”