JAIL MAIL: LEGAL SERVICES DAY 2019- LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR
This year we celebrated the 25th Legal Services Day on 9th November 2019. Over the last 25 years, NALSA has taken a number of steps to extend the coverage and ambit of legal services. Additionally, to keep up with the changing times, NALSA as well as SLSAs across the country have been trying to make themselves visible and accessible to the populace with campaigns and awareness programmes. In 2018-19, legal services institutions across India held 3165 Legal Empowerment Camps and approximately 37 lakh people are said to have benefitted from such camps. Though it requires another edition to evaluate the work undertaken and quality of services provided, the past year merits great importance, on account of the increased efforts by legal services authorities across the country, and improved convening and monitoring efforts of NALSA.