IMPHAL, April 6: A Legal Aid Clinic Day was observed today at Gauhati High Court, Cheirap organized by the Manipur State Legal Services Authority.
Speaking at the function, S Imocha Singh District and session Judge, Manipur Imphal West said Legal Aid Clinics are intended to provide legal relief easily accessible to the ignorant and backward sections of the society. Like the doctors rendering health services to the people of the locality in the primary health centre, a lawyer at the legal aid clinic provides legal services to the people. The thrust is on the basic legal services like legal advice and assisting in drafting of notices, replies, applications, petitions etc. The lawyer at the legal aid clinic will also attempt to resolve the disputes of the people in the locality, preventing the disputes from maturing into litigation. This provides the lawyer in the legal aid clinic an opportunity to understand the difficulties faced by people in the distant villages’ for access to justice, he said.
Speaking at function Justice N Kotiswar Singh, Judge of the High Court, Manipur said the records produced by the Para Legal Clinic has in the pasr 1 year has solved 95 cases.