Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) Scheme

The project of the Paralegal Volunteers is aimed at imparting Legal Education to volunteers selected from certain target groups who in turn act as harbingers of the legal services and legal aid to all sections of people. The volunteers so trained are expected to act as intermediaries between common people and legal services institutions thereby removing barriers of access to Justice.

Who can be a Paralegal Volunteers

  • Advocates
  • Students
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers
  • Panch/Sarpanchs
  • Angan Wari Workers
  • NSS Volunteers
  • Doctors
  • Trade Union Members
  • Members of NGOs
  • Members of Clubs
  • Government Employees etc

Duties of the paralegal volunteers (PLVs)

  1. To educate citizens to enable them to be aware of their right to live with human dignity and to enable them to enjoy all Constitutional rights
  2. To keep a watch on the acts of the injustice in their area of operation
  3. To report the acts of injustice to the nearest legal services authority/committee
  4. To organise legal awareness camps
  5. To spread awareness about the benefits of settlement of disputes through arbitration conciliation mediation and Lok Adalats
  6. To  manage Legal Aid Clinics
  7. To create awareness among citizens for settlement of the disputes relating to electricity, water supply, sewerage and sanitation, insurance, hospitals, transfer, banking, finance, telephone/mobile, postal services et cetera through permanent Lok Adalats (public utility services)

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