Hon'ble Chairman's Desk

 

Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar

S. Muralidhar began his law practice in Chennai in September 1984 and in 1987 shifted to the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. He was active as a lawyer for the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee and later was its member for two terms. His pro bono work included the cases for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Disaster and those displaced by the dams on the Narmada. He was appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court in several PIL cases and in cases involving convicts on the death row. Muralidhar was counsel for the National Human Rights Commission and the Election Commission of India and a part-time member of the Law Commission from December 2002 till May 2006 when he was appointed a judge of the Delhi High Court. Muralidhar was awarded the Ph D by the Delhi University in 2003. He is the author of `Law, Poverty and Legal Aid: Access to Criminal Justice' a book published by LexisNexis Butterworths in August 2004

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Legal Aid Information

 

 

CRITERIA FOR PROVIDING FREE LEGAL SERVICES    

Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 prescribes the criteria for giving legal services to the eligible persons. Section 12 of the Act reads as under:-  

Every person who has to file or defend a case shall be entitled to legal services under  this Act if that person is –

A)   A member of a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe;
B)  A victim of trafficking in human beings or begar as referred to in Article 23 of the Constitution;
C)  A woman or a child;
D)  A mentally ill or otherwise disabled person;

 

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