The Army Institute of Law has established a Legal Aid Cell in association with the Punjab State Legal Services Authority to disseminate legal information, to promote justice for all and helping the weaker sections of the society.
It was inaugurated Hon'ble Mr Justice M.M Kumar, Chairman of the Punjab State Legal Services Authority in the presence of Hon'ble Mr Justice Ajay Lamba, Judge- Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Cell acts as a bridge for providing necessary legal inputs to promote access to justice for all those who are unable to afford the skyrocketing cost of litigation.
The Army Institute of Law Legal Aid Cell is headed by the Faculty Coordinator and assisted by the Student Coordinator.
The avowed purpose of the Legal Aid Cell is to promote access to the legal system, whereby every person has access to the legal process irrespective of social or economic incapacity.
The cell endeavours to sensitize students to the problems being faced by the indigent and inculcate a sense of social responsibility in the students. Further, the cell is meant to act as a platform for introducing the students to functioning of the legal system. The Legal Aid Initiative at AIL has been fashioned not as a mere means of aiding litigation, but as an outreach program directed at community welfare. Since a majority of our fellow countrymen do not enjoy easy access to legal services, the cell seeks to address this problem by dispensing free legal and para-legal services.
The Legal Aid Cell in association with the District Legal Services Authority, S.A.S Nagar had conducted interviews to enrol the students as Para-Legal Volunteers for promotion of Justice. A total of 31 students were shortlisted and enrolled as Para-Legal Volunteers on March 11th 2016.
FACULTY COORDINATOR: Ms. AMRITA RATHI (ASST. PROFESSOR OF LAW)
STUDENT COORDINATOR: GAURAV SINGH BHATTI (IIIrd YEAR)
The Legal Aid Cell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org