Founded in 1974, LSC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for quality civil legal aid to low-income Americans. In response to the call of His Lordship the Honourable Justice A.S. Anand, Chief Justice of India at the first annual meeting, November 9 is celebrated annually as “Legal Services Day” by all legal services authorities. NALSA issues press releases in almost every major newspaper in the country in English, Hindi and regional languages to inform the public about key provisions of the Legal Services Act, the important legal aid programs introduced by NALSA, and the benefits of Lok Adalats to inform people about facilities provided by legal aid authorities across the country. State legal services across the country organize Lok Adalats, legal literacy camps, and conduct an awareness campaign to raise awareness of their legal rights. In each state, the State Legal Services Authority was established to implement NALSA`s policies and instructions, provide free legal services to the people, and conduct lok adalats in the state. The State Legal Services Authority is headed by Hon`ble, the Chief Justice of the competent High Court, who is the chief patron of the State Legal Services Authority. NALSA has also directed the State Legal Service to establish legal aid cells in prisons so that prisoners can obtain prompt and effective legal aid, to which they are entitled under section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987. Hon.
The Honourable Justice A.S. Anand pointed out in the opening speech of the second annual meeting of the State Legal Services Authority in Hyderabad that a very large number of incarcerated remand prisoners are involved in minor offences. Expressing deep concern, His Lordship said that these poor and disadvantaged prisoners have been languishing in prisons for quite some time, although they are ready to plead guilty and the final sentences that may be imposed on them will be much shorter than the period during which they are imprisoned in pre-trial detention. His Lordship suggested that the CJM/MWC of the areas where the county jails are located hold their courts once or twice a month in the prisons to deal with the cases of these persons in pre-trial detention. The proposal has already been implemented in many countries and prisoners involved in minor and minor offences will receive considerable relief. A copy of the news reported in the Hindu daily is attached. Following the establishment of the Central Authority and the NALSA Bureau in early 1998, the following plans and measures were considered and implemented by the Central Authority: (a) Establishment of permanent and continuous locomotive adalats in all districts of the country to resolve outstanding issues and disputes at the pre-litigation stage; b) Establishment of a separate permanent and continuous Ada locomotive for the government. for legal aid before the Supreme Court of India and Rs 1,000,000 per annum for legal aid up to the High Courts; and (m) measures to establish rules for the reimbursement of court fees and the enforcement of arbitral awards adopted by Lok Adalats.
LSC is a granting agency that allocates nearly 94% of its federal funds to eligible non-profit organizations that provide civil legal assistance. LSC awards grants through a competitive process and currently funds 132 independent legal aid organizations. With nearly 852 offices across the country, these organizations serve thousands of low-income individuals, children, families, seniors, and veterans in every congressional district. The awareness of judicial officers to legal aid programs and programs is also high on our agenda. His Lordship Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha, Executive Chairman of NALSA, wrote in January from the office of the Executive Chairman 99 The issue of “Nyaya Deep” had noted that not all judicial officers in the country are sufficiently aware of legal services programs and programs and are therefore not able to help poor litigants in this regard.