Free Legal Aid Clinic of DES Shri. NavalmalFirodia Law College has been established as per the Rules on Standards of Legal Education and Recognition of Degrees (BCI Education Rules, 2008). The Legal Aid Clinic basically serves the purpose of providing legal aid and advice not with the aim of earning profit but in General Public Interest. The College aims to provide access to justice for the poor, disadvantaged or unorganized groups. We provide a wide range of expertise in the matters relating to divorce, property, taxation, women’s rights, environmental protection, child welfare, labour issues, rights of differently abled persons, etc.
Keeping in line with the concept of Pro Bono Publico, DES SNFLC has undertaken to uphold the cause of social justice by creating awareness amongst the weaker sections with regard to their rights, legal predicaments, etc. Actualizing this pledge, we have Legal Aid Clinic imparting clinical legal education to the students.
Legal aid denotes legal assistance to needy and indigent persons and legal literacy is the endeavour for creating legal awareness, in tow with maxim IgnorantiaFacit Doth Excusat, Ignorantia Juris Non Excusa - Ignorance of fact may be excused, ignorance of law, shall not be.
The Legal Aid Clinic has following aims and objectives:
The Legal Aid Clinic has following modalities:
Legal Aid and Advice -Legal Aid Clinic offers legal aid and advice in legal matters to the poor and needy person.
Amicable Settlement of Disputes -Legal Aid Clinic also strives to settle the disputes through counselling, negotiation, mediation and conciliation, etc.Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms
Legal Literacy Programs -Legal literacy camps are conducted in rural areas and slums to spread legal awareness through lectures, street plays, posters exhibition, etc.
Para-legal services -The clinic provides para-legal services free of cost likedrafting affidavits, assisting in registration of marriages, births and deaths, preparation of electoral rolls and filling out various other type of forms, etc.
Anti-Ragging Campaign is conducted through street plays in several Colleges and hostels.