Advocates undergo orientation trg

ITANAGAR, Apr 28: Fifty-four advocates from various parts of the state participated in an orientation training organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) on Saturday.
The training was part of the APSLSA’s endeavour ‘to equip the retainer, remand and legal aid counsels of various courts and legal aid clinics/front offices with sound idea and knowledge on the working of the legal services institutions, provisions of availability, and free and competent legal assistance,’ it informed in a release.
In his presentation, National Legal Services Authority of India (NALSA) member secretary Alok Agarwal spoke on the whole gamut of the concept of access to justice by every citizen of India by dwelling on the constitutional perspective of access to legal aid.
The NALSA member secretary also spoke on the various schemes of NALSA which are currently implemented by all legal services authorities in the country.
New Delhi DLSA special secretary Geetanjali Goel spoke on roles and responsibilities of legal services lawyers and dwelt on requirements of good communication skills as a legal aid lawyer; steps on how to mend a front office and legal aid clinic, and dos and don’ts for remand lawyers.
APSLSA member secretary Budi Habung dwelt on the steps of criminal trial with reference to the system of retainer lawyers and remand lawyers scheme, matter of arrest, bail, evidence, arguments and such, while District & Sessions Judge Jaweplu Chai spoke on steps in criminal trial and development of lawyering skills in civil laws.
The participating advocates highlighted many issues confronting the concept of access to justice in the case of juveniles; lack of juvenile homes and difficulties of trial of cases; and lack of information regarding access to justice, which were addressed by the NALSA member secretary and the DLSA special secretary.
There was also screening of a NALSA documentary and a short clipping on access to justice.