Legal Aid & Services Clinic, Lloyd Law College
The Lloyd Law College Legal Aid & Services Clinic is the body, which inducts students to use their knowledge of law to provide free legal aid to those who are most in need of it through various media. The Legal Aid functions that it performs are preventive, remedial, activist and reformative. Our aim is to spread legal awareness among students and people at large. We endeavour to achieve the target by organizing legal literacy camps, seminars, legal counseling, public speaking, poster making, street plays, liasoning with Legal Services Authorities, jail visits and through various activities.
The importance of legal aid and awareness campaigns as a mechanism for social progress is something that has been repeatedly stressed upon by the Government of India. In the backdrop of Poverty and Inequality, legal Aid is an effective way towards attainment of the ideals of 'social, economic and political justice’ enshrined in the preamble of our Constitution and under the Directive Principles of State Policy. Imparting legal awareness is the first step towards ensuring prompt and effective access to justice. Keeping this in mind, the Bar Council of India mandated all law colleges and universities in India to establish and run legal aid centers or clinics. The objective was to fulfill certain standards of legal education, but more importantly, it also aimed at engaging the students in serving their community by promoting legal awareness through these legal aid clinics and program. The necessary institutional establishments for the legal aid system are created through the Constitution of India, 1950, the Legal services authority of India Act, 1987, and various authorities like NALSA, SLSA, DLSA etc.
The entire purpose of setting nationwide collegiate clinics is to acclimatize several thousands of law students of the nation to the problems faced by the masses ignorant about their rights and remedies under the law. The aim is indeed a noble one but there are difficulties that still need to be addressed. LASEC is one successful beacon while there many more colleges and universities where such beacons need to be lighted, many thousands whose legal dilemmas need to be efficiently addressed.ous other communicable mediums.
There is no denying the fact that growth and development of human society is the ultimate objective of all scientific disciplines by every human agency. Legal education institution's, profession and practice are responsible and accountable to the social causes. That tells us to do extra efforts to realize the societal goals. Answering this call, Lloyd Law College through its academics, students, stakeholders and beneficiaries have invoked many of social services initiatives. Some of our endeavours are as follows:
- Prison Release of 05 inmates with legal and financial assistance through academics, advocates and trained Para Legal Volunteer (PLV) students from Luksar - Jail, Greater Noida Kasna, Beta I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
- Providing legal awareness and legal assistance as PLV to inmates of Tihar Jail No. 01 (Parol rights of convicted) and Jail No. 03 (bail right of under trials);
- Providing legal awareness and legal assistance as PLV to inmates in Distt. Jail, Rohini, New Delhi (bail right of under trials);
- Providing legal awareness and legal assistance as PLV to inmates in Luksar - Jail, Greater Noida Kasna, Beta I, Greater Noida, U.P. (Parol rights of convicted) and (bail right of under trials);
- Trained as PLV for POCSO, DV, PNDT, MV and other special criminal law cases
- Providing legal awareness and legal assistance as PLV to POCSO trail (victims) in Rohini Distt. & Sessions Court, New Delhi;
- Lloyd PLV students provided awareness and training for POCSO, DV, PNDT and other special criminal law issues to NGO's like PRAYAS, GONJ, Society for Labour and Development (SLD), etc.;
- Conducted legal awareness camps and workshops for POSCO, PNDT, DV, MV, at Dilli Haat - Subhash Chander Marg, Dilli Haat – Janakpuri, Sports associations in Delhi, schools and colleges in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Luksar - Jail, Greater Noida Kasna, Beta I, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh,
Lloyd also has established its Litigation Cell to give special training to selected students of fourth year and fifth BA.LL.B. in criminal trial as PLV in Rohini Distt. & Sessions Court, New Delhi and fifteen such students in Gautam Budha Nagar Distt. & Sessions Court, Surajpur, Greater Noida, U.P.
All the above activities are conducted through proper legal procedure and under the guidance of officers in-charge, namely
Mr. Dilbagh Singh Punia, District Judge, Distt. & Sessions Court, North Distt. Rohini, New Delhi,
Mr. Dhirender Rana, Judicial Officer, Secretary, District Legal Services Authorities DLSA – Rohini, New Delhi,
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, District Judge, Distt. & Sessions Court, Gautam Budha Nagar, Greater Noida, U.P.,
Ms. Neelu Mainwal, Judicial Officer, Secretary, District Legal Services Authorities DLSA – Greater Noida
Mr. Vipin Mishra, Jail Superintendent, Luksar – Jail, Kasna, Greater Noida, U.P.
Mr. Satya Prakash, Jailor, Luksar – Jail, Kasna, Greater Noida, U.P.
Dr. Satyajit Kumar,SPO, PC-PNDT Act, IVF and Surrogacy, Directorate of Family Welfare, Vikas Bhawan II,
Mr. Tabish Sarosh, Advocate Delhi High Court, Standing Counsel DLSA – Distt. & Sessions Court – North Distt. Rohini, New Delhi.