Legal Support Groups
The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. [HRLN is a project of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and education organization.]
For further information on this visit: http://www.hrln.org/hrln/
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.In every District, District Legal Services Authority ( DLSA )has been constituted to implement Legal Services Programmes in the District. The District Legal Services Authority is situated in the District Courts Complex in every District and chaired by the District Judge of the respective district.Permanent and Continuous Lok Adalats are being established in all the Districts in the country.
For further information on this visit: http://nalsa.gov.in/
iProbono is a non-profit online network connecting civil society organisations and social businesses in need of legal assistance with lawyers and students who want to use their legal skills for the public good.
The network’s global outreach enables people to engage in projects from around the world and allows organisations to source assistance across jurisdictions.iProbono operates globally with field offices in London, New Delhi, Dhaka and Islamabad.
iProbono was founded in 2009 as a company limited by guarantee (a non-profit organisation) and is registered with the Charity Commission (no.1148556). In India, iProbono is incorporated as a s.25 company.
For further information on this visit: https://www.i-probono.com/.
Legal Aid Services, West Bengal (LASWEB), one of the pioneering legal aid offering civil society organizations in India, empowers the poor and the disadvantaged with varied legal entitlements. Functioning since 1980 as an organic collective of retired judges, practising lawyers and social activists, we have been providing free legal aid, including litigational support and legal literacy, to a wide range of sufferers. The decision to form a non-political and state-level non-governmental organization to serve the cause of legal aid for the poor and vulnerable sections in West Bengal was taken in a convention of intellectuals held in Kolkata on the 12th of September 1980.In this era of globalized transformations and structural adjustments, LASWEB is striving hard to redress grievances of people experiencing harassment and inconvenience in protracted legal matters.
For further information on this visit: http://legalaidwb.org/