Committees

We give the students a multifaceted learning experience within the institution through several committees like:

Legal Services Clinic

About The Cell

Right to free legal assistance is a constitutionally recognised fundamental right which is enforced through the passing of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987. The Act aims to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities and to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity. To enforce the objectives of the law National, State and District Legal Services authorities are constituted. As a part of their functions, these authorities work in collaboration with legal educational institutes and universities.

In compliance with the notification issued by Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi, the Legal Aid Cell was established at our institute in the year 2018. The cell works in association with the DLSA, KSLSA and NALSA ensuring opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any person by reason of poverty, illiteracy, etc. To promote equal access to courts and justice, the cell seeks to promote free legal aid to the socially marginalized sections of the society. The cell enables interactive pedagogy wherein the teachers and students engage in a variety of community outreach program through Legal Aid. This provides students an opportunity to serve people who are in most dire need of their knowledge and skills.

Aim

  1. To provide legal aid through human resource, knowledge resource & infrastructural resource to those who need it the most, purely on pro- bono basis.

Mission

The cell acknowledges its commitment towards fulfilling the institutional social responsibilities adopted by RVILS such as fostering the 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.

Objectives

  1. To spread legal awareness amongst the members of the society.
  2. To organize legal literacy programmes.
  3. To provide free legal assistance to the socially and economically backward sections
  4. To ensure access to judicial system to those have difficulties
  5. To enhance the practical and professional skills of our students
  6. To work for the review of legal policies and frameworks in assistance to the DLSA
  7. To promote sense of moral responsibility pertaining to various legal issues faced by the people

Services:

Various legal aid services provided by our institute’s legal aid cell are as follows:

  • Legal literacy camps and programmes – members and volunteers take part in 1 day, 7 days camps and day-to-day programmes in association with DLSA/ KLSA/ NALSA by adopting villages or industries / schools and colleges etc.
  • Legal advice- any needy person requiring legal advice in any legal matter can approach the free legal aid cell on college working days i.e., from Monday to Friday between 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturdays in between 11:00 AM to 1:030 PM
  • Para legal services- our trained members and volunteers render Para legal services by helping needy clients in drafting of legal documents, applications to various government departments and corrections thereof, representing in various forums like consumer forums, RTI authorities etc, and availing senior citizen cards, ration cards etc.
  • Amicable settlement of disputes –through mediation by faculty members and practising advocates or through Lok Adalats.
  • Seminars, workshops and training programmes- are arranged for training and providing legal exposures to the student members and volunteers of the cell.

Activities undertaken:

Students of 8th Semester B.A., LL.B. and B.B.A., LL.B. visited the District Legal Services Authority, Bengaluru, on 13-08-2022. The students had the opportunity to observe the National Lok Adalat Session taking place on the day and further interacted with Hon’ble Justice Balagopala Krishna, Addl. City Civil and Sessions Judge, Bengaluru, regarding the importance and functioning of Lok Adalat.