ALA students receive para-legal volunteer training

ITANAGAR, May 10: The Arunachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority (APSLSA) organised a para-legal volunteer training programme for 130 students of the Arunachal Law Academy (ALA) at the state banquet hall here in Niti Vihar on 9 May.
On the occasion, APSLSA member secretary Budi Habung spoke on the roles and responsibilities of the state and district authorities in facilitating access to justice. He also explained the dos and don’ts of para-legal volunteers.
He also shed light on basic principles of civil and criminal justice system and courts.
Deputy Secretary Law & Judicial Dani Belo spoke on the role of legal services authority in providing legal assistance to victims of disaster; the Arunachal Pradesh Victim Compensation Scheme, 2011 and highlighted the rights of the transgender.
Earlier, a National Legal Services Authority documentary was screened on the occasion.
The students were also given an insight into the Juvenile Justice (Children’s Care and Protection) Act, 2015 and POCSO Act, 2012 by Legal Aid Counsel Nani Modi, while advocate Topi Jini elaborated on the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and sexual harassment of women at work place Act, 2013.
In the afternoon session, advocate Jumgam Jini spoke on the issues of drug abuse among the youth and provisions of NDPS Act and rights of the disabled.
A valedictory function was also held, where the students were provided with certificates as para-legal volunteers.