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Micro study on the payment of Legal Aid Lawyers

Aug 05, 2019 Download File

A common perception about the legal aid system in India is that it fails to succeed due to the lackadaisical attitude of the lawyers. However, to examine this notion, it is necessary to analyse any possible reasons leading to such attitudes among legal aid lawyers. This necessitates further examination, which intends to shed light on factors that influence legal aid lawyers and document problems related to payment of panel lawyers working with the district legal services authorities in West Bengal. The findings reported in this study are based on interviews with 22 lawyers from five districts in West Bengal.