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

Be a part of the change that you want in and from the society. The Legal Aid Centre is a platform at a preliminary stage that gives the zest to work towards the change

Seetal Patra, Batch 2015-20
Para-Legal Volunteer


“Do what you can, where you are, and with what you’ve”, Theodore Roosevelt.
I being a law student, have certain responsibilities towards the society, and the Legal Aid Centre provides the most suitable platform to fulfill those responsibilities. It guides me to meet the legal needs of people who have nowhere else to turn.

Akriti Mehrish, Batch 2015-20
Para-Legal Volunteer


Being a part of Legal Aid Center, makes me feel good. It fulfills my sense of social responsibility and helps me to contribute to this community. 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. It also gives an opportunity to delve into the practical aspects of legal profession.

Shambhavi Gupta, Batch 2016-21
Para-Legal Volunteer


As students of law it is our duty to serve the society and to make a significant difference in people's lives; and it is with this belief that I joined the L.A.C. It helps in contributing to the community and fulfilling our sense of social responsibility. L.A.C. is a group of individuals that is committed towards helping people with low income and finding solutions to their legal issues. Being a part of this group is the most satisfying experience. At the Legal Aid Centre, access to justice isn't just a slogan; it's what we do.

Vaishali Singh, Batch 2016-21
Para-Legal Volunteer


As Martin Luther King once said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We, at L.A.C., believe that no one in any corner should be deprived of justice. For justice to prevail, an equal opportunity should be given to everyone. We strive for protecting the rights of the weak to make an egalitarian society.

Dhriti Gupta, Batch 2014-19
Convener


“Justice is the conscience of whole humanity.”-Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Legal Aid is fundamental to provide everyone in this country an equal opportunity towards access to justice across economic and social barriers. We at the Legal Aid Centre believe in moving forward by incorporating the positive changes in law with society as a whole.

Ahona Pal, Batch 2014-19
Co-Convener


“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela
The Legal Aid Centre is diligently and vehemently following the enshrined foundation of our constitution. The activities performed by the centre are for the ones who have been ignored by the society. Hence, the centre provides with equal opportunity and justice to the underprivileged class by making their voices heard to the nation.

Harshita Prakash, Batch 2014-19
Co-Convener

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

17

Campaign on Right & Duty to Vote

Indirapuram, Noida

25th January, 2017

18

Beggary and Role & Duty of the Police

New Delhi 29th - 31st March, 2017

19

Legal Aid Camp: Awareness on Post Arrest Procedure

Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

28th May, 2017

20

Legal Awareness Event: Cyber Bullying, Cyber Crime, & Dating Abuse

Chandigarh 18th June, 2017

21

Legal Awareness Event: Right & Duty to Vote

Lucknow

25th June, 2017

22

Legal Awareness Event: Informing the Procedure After Being Arrested

Bhubhaneshwar 28th June, 2017

23

Legal Awareness Event on Basics of Right to Information

Kolkata

2nd July, 2017

24

Smiling Children - Oppressed Childhood: Legal Awareness on Child Labour

Kota 2nd July, 2017

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)
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