All Field Action Projects
Locations: TISS Naoroji Campus, Mumbai; Community Legal Clinic at Sai Shakti Chawl, Mankhurd(west)
Sponsor: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
TISS Legal Services Clinic was envisaged as an initiative to enable marginalized groups to access justice under Center For Law & Society, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance. This project is joint initiative of TISS, MSLSA , UNDP and Department of Justice(DoJ). The Panel of lawyers has been working from 2nd August 2014 onwards. The Clinic is run by project coordinator who is professional lawyer and legal consultant and Para legal person from Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. To 6.00 p.m. On Saturdays panel lawyers visit the clinic. The panel consists of TISS panelists as well as District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) panel lawyers. The panel lawyers provide legal to advice clients who approach the clinic. However, cases needing further intervention and legal representation are referred to the DLSA .The panel sits every Saturday between 11 to 2 for this.
The Students of the LLM course in Access to Justice are seen as an integral part of this intervention where they linked classroom learning to field realities through the clinic. As part of the course requirements, students are placed in various settings, through NGOs. The students are guided though the LSC to provide appropriate legal advice and other legal services. The faculty members guide these students on a regular basis. Cases identified by students, requiring further intervention, are referred to the LSC where a panel of lawyers are available every Saturday.
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