Bidar

Legal Aid

About Legal AidDistrict legal Services Authority is very active in Bidar District. Its main objectives are a) Spreading of legal awareness amongst the public at large by conducting legal literacy camps, workshops, and seminars. b) Resolving the disputes by way of ADR methods. It was from Bidar that the Mobile Chariot was put in to commission. Hon’ble Sri Justice Cyriac Joseph, Judge Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Judge V. Gopal Gowada, the then Judge High Court of Karnataka and Executive Chairman State Legal Services Authority Bangalore, Sri Justice K. L. Manjunath, Sri Justice N. K. Patil, and Sri Justice Billappa, Hon’ble Judges of the High Court of Karnataka participated in the function held on 02-01-2009 in the District Court premises in connection with launching Mobile Chariot The District Legal Services Authority as also Taluka Legal Services Committees at various taluka levels have been regularly arranging Legal Literacy camps and workshops at village level to bring awareness among the people. Special camps have been held for the sake of women and children. Keeping in mind that the students are the future citizens of this country, thrust has been given for organizing the Legal Literacy camps in the schools. The Judicial Officers and the Advocates visit the schools and villages and address the students and the villagers about their duties towards the nation and the need to follow the law for creation of civilized society. Legal Literacy clubs have been established at the schools and college level. The para legal volunteers have also been trained at District and Taluka levels. The District Legal Services Authority and Taluka legal services committee have been taking up meaningful activities with the help of Para Legal Volunteers. The Para Legal Volunteers have been instructed and trained to work at the village level and help those who are in need of legal aid. Legal Aid Clinic is also established in the court premises of District Court Complex Bidar and also in all the Taluka places. The selected advocates hold sittings in the legal aid clinics and give free legal advice to those who approach them. Bruhat Lok Adalat was held from 02-08-2010 to 31-03-2011. In this Lok Adalat, 5717 number of cases were settled and disposed of. These cases include both pending cases and pre-litigation cases. The State legal services authority was pleased to award first prize, a Rolling Trophy to the District Legal Services Authority Bidar for having disposed of 5717 number of cases. Thus the District Legal Services Authority Bidar and Taluka Legal Services Committee at various Taluka of Bidar District are very active. Mediators were also trained and now the mediators are rendering their voluntary services for resolving the disputes through mediation process.