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LEGAL AID COMMITTEE


OURTEAM
Faculty In charge: MS.Deepa Manickam

Convenor : Gokul Sankara Narayanan
Co-Convenor : George J. Nalappat
Secretary : Shraya Shree T

  MEMBERS:
  1. Akalya Ravichandran 2. Sriraksha V Srivatsav 3. Shashank S 4. Tanvi Raina  
  5. Arun Prabhu M S 6. Hari Prakash K V 7. V. Ravindran 8. Jeyaprasath A  
  9. Nuzhath Khanam 10. Nivea S R 11. Neema Neerackal 12. Shreya Rao  

“Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.”--Edgar Argo

Lady Justice has always been lampooned for being blind to the truth, but how often do people know the way to carry it to her? The constitution of India under Article 39A, provides for free legal assistance to all its citizens. Upholding similar principles, the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the parent body of State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) and the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) was established. They believe that no citizen shall be denied the opportunity of securing justice on any ground including socio-economic reasons. It is said that ignorance of law is not excusable. Hence, it is necessary for every citizen of this country regardless of their status in the society to be aware of the laws of the country.

Having this as the motive, the legal aid committee has been functioning since 2013 for spreading legal awareness and extending legal aid to the less privileged of the society for free.

The Legal Aid Committee conducts legal aid clinics every Wednesday in the well furnished law room in the amenities block with the help of an advocate appointed for this purpose by the state legal services authority.

OUR ACTIVITIES
The Legal Aid Committee in the academic year of 2016 - 2017 has done the following:
1) Carried out a Legal Awareness camp at Bharatidasan university - Tamil literature department on 30th September, 2016.
2) Conducted an Intra- University Legal Fest, LaFesto'16 on November 3rd and 4th, 2016.
3) Conducted an Inter-University Legal Fest, Lafesto'17 from 17th of March to 19th of March, 2017.
4) Carried out a Legal Awareness Camp at Bharatidasan University- Bcom department on 11th of April, 2017.
5) Produced a legally enlightening short film on the sexual harrasment of women at workplace Act.
The Executive Council of TNNLS has also decided to make 4 more short films with the help of the legal aid committee in this academic year.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

We are happy to witness the success of LAC at the blossoming stage itself. Lohidasan, a resident of Pahanur Village, Srirangam Taluk has acquired his due share of property with the assistance of LAC.


E-mail us at: lactnnls@gmail.com

LEGAL AID CLINIC


“Justice may be blind, but she has very sophisticated listening devices.”--Edgar Argo

Lady Justice has always been lampooned for being blind to the truth, but how often do people know the way to carry it to her?

The constitution of India under Article 39A, provides for free legal assistance to all its citizens. Upholding similar principles, the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), the parent body of State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) and the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) was established. They believe that no citizen shall be denied the opportunity of securing justice on any ground including socio-economic reasons.

LEGAL AID COMMITTEE (LAC), TNNLS

Legal aid cells at law schools help in inculcating a sense of social responsibility amongst the students. It is a crucial part of learning done at law school. LAC, TNNLS, a student run body was established in November, 2014 with an objective of extending legal help to the needy and imparting legal awareness.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Apart from running a legal aid clinic that is active every Wednesday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm with the able assistance of the DLSA, Trichy, we also conduct regular field visits to nearby villages and organise free legal aid camps.

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

We are happy to witness the success of LAC at the blossoming stage itself. Lohidasan, a resident of Pahanur Village, Srirangam Taluk has acquired his due share of property with the assistance of LAC.

OURTEAM

Faculty In charge: Ms. Deepa Manickam

Convenor: Gokul Sankara Narayanan

Co convenor: George J. Nalappat

Members: 1. Akalya Ravichandran
2. Sriraksha V Srivatsav
3. Shashank S

CONTACT US

Phone: +91 9047286886
+919790955080
E-mail us at: lactnnls@gmail.com

LAFESTO 2017


" The Legal Aid Committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School conducted the 1st Inter University Law Fest, Lafesto'17 from 17th to 19th of March 2017, attracting 74 participants from 12 law universities around India.

The inauguration ceremony was held on the evening of 17th March and Secretary of Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy Mr.Mehboob Ali Khan graced this occasion with his presence. The events, namely, RTI Drafting, PIL Drafting, Judgment Translation, Extempore, Dumb Charades, Crime Scene Investigation, Client Counseling, Minority Opinion Justification, Street Play and Short Film were conducted on the 18th and 19th of March and were judged by Professors from various law universities and also Partners from various law firms.

The valedictory ceremony of the fest was held on the evening of 19th March and it was graced by Madras High Court Justice S Vaidyanathan and Justice S Sundar with their presence. "

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RECENT ACTIVITIES


Fourth Legal Awareness Programme (Nov 17 2017)
The Legal Aid Committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy, on the 17th of November, 2017, conducted a legal awareness program in St. Joseph College, Trichy for the History Department which comprised of around 600 students. The program was an hour long with lectures by the student members of the committee, on the RTI Act, Cyber Crimes, Ill-effects and legislations against narcotics, followed by a street play on sexual assault and ragging, a mime on Rights of Arrested persons and a short film on the Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace Act, 2013. The crowd was attentive and enthusiastic throughout the hour which acted as a major encouragement to the Legal Aid Committee members.






NALSA 30th Year Anniversary Rally (Nov 9 2017)
November 9th, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA). In pursuance of the same the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Trichy conducted a rally from 9.00 am to 10.30 am. The rally was from the District Court, Trichy to Central Bus stand. The Legal Aid Committee of TNNLS takes immense pride in letting you know that around 20 of our students participated in the rally to showcase support for Legal awareness while emphasizing on women rights and abolition of child labor.





1st Village Visit by the Legal Aid Committee, TNNLS for the Academic Year 2017-2018
The members of the Legal Aid Committee of the University visited 5 villages spread within 5 kilometres of the University, namely – Navalurkuttapattu, Ramji Nagar, Keezhakothamangalam, Ramji Nagar, Prattiyur andK.Kallikudi along with the Para Legal Volunteer, Mr. G.M.EzhilElumalai appointed by the District Legal Service Authority, Trichy on 11th October 2017.
The village visit was organized by the Committee to acclimatize itself with the local conditions and problems faced by the people in the said area so as to conduct legal aid camps in the said places in the near future. The para legal volunteer explained the structure as well as the procedures that are involved in the grass root level works of DLSA. The members had an orientation session regarding the significance of participation of the student community in the issues of grievance redressal as well as general legal awareness programmes. The Committee members were provided vital information about specific legal issues affecting five villages, as well as the locations for organising camps like community halls, authorities to be contacted, logistics, practical impediments and the ways to deal with such impediments and so on. The scope of law students working in association with governmental agencies such as DLSA was well explained by the Para Legal Volunteer. The members were asked to help the people in writing the petitions for their grievance redressal during the legal aid camps organised by DLSA; to read and review the petitions received during the camps; to understand the societal issues and expectations of the public and to follow up the petitions received by contacting DLSA which will speed up the procedures.With such guidelines in mind, the Legal Aid Committee is further planning to expand its services by organising weekly camps in villages in order to further effectuate its objectives of spreading legal awareness and legal education to those who are denied and deprived of it.




The Legal aid committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School, for the academic year of [SEPTEMBER 15,2017]
The Legal aid committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School, for the academic year of 2017-2018, carried out its third Legal Awareness Programme at Government Higher Secondary School, PeriyanagakiChatiram, Trichy, for the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students on September 15th, 2017. The programme was one hour long with the members of the committee giving speeches, performing short plays and mimes on various legislations and schemes relevant to the audience that had gathered. The programme began with the faculty in charge of the Legal Aid Committee, Ms.DeepaManickam, giving a short introductory speech. . It was followed by speeched on Domestic Violence Act, POCSO Act, Narcotics Act, RTI Act, and Career in Law by the Members of the Committee. A question and answer session was held after that and it was addressed by the faculty and members of the committee.






The Legal aid committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School, for the academic year of [August 22,2017]
The Legal aid committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School, for the academic year of 2017-2018, carried out a Legal Awareness Programme at Poongodi Government School, Trichy, for the 9th , 10th, 11th and 12th grade students on August 22nd, 2017. The programme was one hour long with the members of the committee giving speeches, performing short plays and mimes on various legislations and schemes relevant to the audience that had gathered. Owing to the presence of a large number of students, two classes were used for the programme. In one, the 12th standard students were seated and in the other the 9than 10th Standard students. The programme began with the faculty in charge of the Legal Aid Committee, Ms. Deepa Manickam, giving a short introductory speech in both the classes. It was followed by speeched on Domestic Violence Act, POCSO Act, Narcotics Act, RTI Act, and Career in Law by the Members of the Committee. A question and answer session was held after that and it was addressed by the faculty and members of the committee.







Recently concluded First Legal Awareness Program [August 18,2017]
In order to promote legal awareness in the society, the LAC- Legal Aid Committee carries out various legal awareness programmes in and around the districts of Trichy.
The newly constituted Legal Aid Committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School has successfully concluded its First Legal Awareness Programme for the academic year of 2017-2018 at Annai Indira School, Vannangoil, Trichy, for the 11th and 12th grade students on August 18th, 2017. This is an ongoing project of the law school as part of its community outreach programme. The programme was one hour long with the members of the committee giving speeches, performing short plays and mimes on various legislations and schemes relevant to the audience who had gathered. The programme began with the faculty in charge of the Legal Aid Committee, Prof. Deepa Manickam, giving a short introductory speech. After that, speeches given on Domestic Violence Act, POCSO Act, Narcotics Act, RTI Act, and Career in Law by the Members of the Committee. A question and answer session was held after that and it was addressed by the faculty and members of the committee.


LAFESTO 17 2nd INTRA UNVERSITY LEGAL FEST (OCT 15&16 2017)


LAFESTO 17 2nd INTRA UNVERSITY LEGAL FEST (OCT 15&16 2017)
The legal aid committee of Tamil Nadu National Law School conducted the 2nd edition of its Intra University Law fest, LaFesto' 17 from 15th to 16th of October, attracting over 300 participants. A wide array of events were held, namely, RTI drafting, PIL drafting, Dumb charades, Crime Scene Investigation, Client Counselling, Judgment translation, Minority opinion justification, street play, law quiz, Extempote and short film and were judged by various eminent persons in the field of law. The valedictory ceremony of the fest was held on 6th of November and this occasion was graced by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kamala Shankaran and Professor Soman with their presence.