The Legal Aid Centre at Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA is established with ‘Aim & Objective’ to ‘Serve legal aid, through human resource, knowledge resource, & infrastructural resource, to those who need it the most, purely on pro-bono basis’.  It’s a blend of legal duty (as laid down under Rule 31 of Bar Council of India’s Rules of Legal Education, and Rule 11 of Schedule III of the said ‘rules’) of the Institute with mission of the Symbiosis International University. 

The mission statement of the Symbiosis International University says that it is committed towards ‘fostering spirit of national development’, ‘instilling sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community’, ‘contributing towards knowledge generation and dissemination’, and ‘promoting ethical and value based learning’.  The establishment of the Legal Aid Centre at Symbiosis Law School - Noida acknowledges that it is committed towards fulfilling its ‘institutional social responsibility’. 

The above laid ‘objective’ will be achieved when those, who have knowledge, including persons from the legal profession, alumni of the Symbiosis International University, and the students, will come forward to share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with those who are in need of legal aid & support.

Participation of members of the Legal Aid Centre in various activities will make them more sensitive towards various legal issues that are being faced by the society people.  It will enhance their understanding of their ‘moral duties towards the society’, which will lead to ‘sense of responsibility in nation building’. 

With these ‘Aims & Objectives’, the Legal Aid Centre of Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA will be active in three directions:

Legal Awareness

Target population, as per the kind of activity, will be made more aware of the legal issue that is being taken up by members of the Legal Aid Centre. This awareness will be created through personal interaction, through pamphlets & posters, and through various other similar modes.

Legal Literacy

Target population, as per the kind of activity, will be taught how to draft very basic legal documents, like, ‘writing complaint’, ‘writing application under the R.T.I. Act’, ‘drafting an affidavit’, and similar other documents. 

Core Legal Aid

The aided person/s, as per requirement of the situation/case, will be given core legal aid, like, ‘giving advice as per the legal provisions’, ‘bringing aided person/s before legal forum/authority’, ‘presenting case of the aided person/s before legal authority/forum’, and similar other activities.

Composition

The Legal Aid Centre at Symbiosis Law School – Noida constitutes of a ‘Head’ of the Centre, a ‘convener’, a ‘co-convener’, and thirteen ‘Para-Legal Volunteers’.  A senior faculty member is being appointed as ‘Head’, and students have been appointed as ‘Convener’, ‘Co-Convener’ And ‘Para-Legal Volunteers’.

The Centre, with all the required infrastructural facilities, is situated at Ground Floor of campus of the Symbiosis Law School – Noida; it is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 9 am to 5 pm.

It welcomes you to come & participate, both the ways, as a resource person, or as a needy person. Let’s enrich us with your knowledge, experience, and expertise; or, let yourself be benefitted with our efforts.

Members

“Your inspiration may change every day, but your hunger to be inspired must always remain Constant”; To be part of the Legal Aid Center means to be part of something inspirational. Our society has become very demanding. It is fighting for a better tomorrow. Our aim, at the Center is not to bring any change; our aim is to facilitate the positive changes that are already happening in our society.

Sugandha Sharan, Batch 2011-16
Convener – L.A.C.


“Providing Legal Aid to all is not just a mandate by law but is also our responsibility as a Person of Law", this is what I believe in; I have joined the Center with this belief of mine.

Aakash Gakhar, Batch 2012-17
Co-convener – L.A.C.


The Legal Aid Centre is perfect place to reach out to the lower cadres of society who are in need of legal help. It is also a great way to learn about the intricacies of the profession.

Astha Garg, Batch 2014-19
Para-legal Volunteer


“The duty is to serve the country, the duty is to help poor, the step is small, but the steps are made”; I am always searching the opportunity to serve the poor and make the society aware about various legal and fundamental rights they have, which in India, people are really ignorant about; Legal Aid Centre has provided me with this opportunity by conducting various legal awareness program, establishing legal aid camps and providing free legal assistance.

Yash Kotak, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


Legal Aid Centre is my way of giving back to the society. There is nothing more satisfying than helping people who really need help.
 

Antara Rastogi, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


I’m enough of a realist to understand that I can’t reach every needy one, but I’m more of an optimist to get up every morning and try! And to make it a thing of beauty, seeing my career and passion come together. I find the Center to be best place to live with my ambitions.

Jasveen Kaur, Batch, 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


As a Law student, I wanted to learn the nuances of the application of various Laws in day to day life in order to make the society a better place to live in; the Center provides me this opportunity to its best.

Nikhita Kansal, Batch 2014-19
Para-legal Volunteer


It’s been a wonderful and amazing experience working with the legal aid cell. It gives me the opportunity to put my skills and passion for the society to its optimum use. I love being a part of the Center.

Srishti Girdhar, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” - John F. Kennedy.
The Legal Aid is an effective way towards attainment of the ideals of ‘Social, Economic and Political Justice’ that are enshrined in our Constitution. Every individual has a right to justice. The Legal Aid Centre provides us with a platform to reach out to the people who need legal assistance but cannot afford it.

Sohini, Batch 2014-19
Para-legal Volunteer


‘The Legal Aid Centre’ provides a platform for a law student to fulfill his or her social responsibility by catering to the legal needs of the less fortunate. It’s a privilege which leads to a law student’s holistic and humane development.

Srijata Majumdar, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


Serving the poor and weaker sections of the society and ensuring justice for all have played an important role in shaping my personality. I always wanted to be a part of something like the Legal Aid Centre, which helps the poor and the needy ones, using the medium of law.

Saurabh Vamsi, Batch 2014-19
Para-legal Volunteer


Legal Aid Center is an amazing platform to help people and work for them. It also gives an opportunity to delve into the practical aspects of legal profession.

Maithili, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


The Legal Aid Centre, not only generates goodwill for the society by spreading awareness amongst the masses about their legal rights and duties, but also helps to acclimatize the young legal minds towards these societal legal issues in order to achieve legal aid and solutions to the ailments of the deprived in the society.

Nayanika Ruia, Batch 2013-18
Para-legal Volunteer


Awareness and accessibility to justice is very low among the people who need it the most. Legal Aid Center at SLS-N is a place where I can work at individual level, and help in bridging this gap and bringing parity in society. LAC will not only help me to serve the community via legal aid, it will at the same time equip me with new skills and practical learning experience, making the advantage many-fold.

Aerika Singh, Batch 2012-17
Para-legal Volunteer


I believe that legal Profession is not only about minting money but it’s also about reaching out to those people of the society who don’t have means to raise their voice. Legal Aid Center reaches this section of the society.

Shivani Dang, Batch 2012-17
Para-legal Volunteer

Reports

Sl. No.

Name of the Event

Place

Date of the Event

1

“Ek pahal, Ek shuruat, Aao chalein ek kadam, Third-gender persons ke saath”

SLS-Noida

30th July, 2015

2

Street Plays on issue of ‘Dating Abuse’

Indraprastha College, Maitreyi College, &, Jesus & Mary College

October, 2015

3

National Colloquium on the issue of ‘Marital Rape’

SLS-Noida

17th October, 2015

4

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Sec. 62, Noida

29th November, 2015

5

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Sec. 62, Noida

29th November, 2015

6

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Kansal village, Chandigarh

15th December, 2015

7

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Kansal village, Chandigarh

15th December, 2015

8

Legal Aid Camp on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’

Vishakhapatnam

20th December, 2015

9

Legal Aid Camp on ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Vishakhapatnam

20th December, 2015

10

Legal Aid Camps on ‘How to File Application under the RTI Act’ & ‘Rights of Third-gender Persons’

Kolkatta

24th December, 2015

11

1st National Conference on Interlinking of Legal Aid Centres & Legal Services Authorities

SLS-Noida

19th April, 2016

 

12

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I. Act

Gwalior

10th June, 2016

13

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I. Act

Jodhpur

26th June, 2016

14

Legal Literacy Camp: How to File an Application under the R.T.I Act

Kolkatta

26th June, 2016

15

Legal Awareness Programmes: Rights of Third-Gender Persons, Free Legal Aid, Dating Abuse, & Cyber Bullying

Noida, Chandigarh and Bhubanewswar

27th November, 2016 (Noida),
3rd Decemeber, 2016 (Chandigarh),
9th December, 2016 (Bhubaneswar)

16

Pehchaan ASTITVA Ki: Legal Awareness Event and Interactive Session with Third-Gender Persons

Kota

10th December, 2016

Reports on Legal Aid & Literacy Camp: Sensitization of Society Towards Third Gender Persons

Legal Aid & Literacy Camp: How To File An Application Under The Right to Information Act

Contact Us

Dr. Madhuker Sharma,
Assistant Professor &
Head, Legal Aid Centre
Symbiosis Law School,
NOIDA-UP

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Landline: +91 (0) 120 (2405061/3) (Extn: 138)
Hand Held: +91 (0) 9811083999