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Legal Assistance Establishment launched

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Supreme judge Justice today inaugurated the Legal Assistance Establishment (LAE) here to provide free legal aid and services to the weaker and marginalised sections of society.

The facility, also called 'Nyaya Sanyog', was launched at the Patiala House Courts complex and can be availed by people across the national capital.

"LAE is opened as a multiple services-single point establishment for providing facilities for legal aid seekers under one roof and at a single location," Justice Misra said.

With the help of LAE, people who are in need of legal assistance can avail quick information about their case status pending in any of the districts, besides information about various schemes launched by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and the Centre, he said.

Justice Misra said that LAE will provide facilities like dedicated helpline numbers for legal aid and advice, video- conferencing with the Legal Services Authority (DLSA), besides a host of other facilities.

The programme was also attended by High Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and other high judges.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 21:32 IST