Baramulla, July 21: A two days long training programme for Retainer /Panel lawyers of North Kashmir was organized by District legal Services authority Baramulla today at Dak Bungalow Baramulla under the supervision of Chairman District Legal Services Authority (Principal District & Session Judge Baramulla) Syed Tawqeer Ahmad. The programme was presided by, Secretary District Legal Services Authority (Munsif Baramulla) Fayaz Ahmad Qurashi.
Highlighting the mandate of the J&K State Legal Services Authority to provide free legal aid to the people, the training programme aims to sensitize lawyers about their responsibilities to plead cases with empathy and regard.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary ,Fayaz Ahmad Qurashi reiterated the need to strength the overall functioning of District Legal Services Authority to make it more effective, relevant and thereby legal aid accessible to all needy and deserving.
Pertinent to mention here, J&K Legal Services Authority has established a network of District Legal Services Authority to provide free and competent legal aid to the poor and to organize Lok Adalats for promoting equal justice. Lok Adalat is a statutory forum for conciliatory settlement of legal disputes. It has been given the status of a civil court.
2015 Kashmir Despatch