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Functionalities and Duties

(i) The particulars of organizations, functions and duties.

The J&K State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) has been constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1997 to provide free Legal Services to the weaker sections of the society and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
To give effects to the policies and directions of the NALSA and to give free legal services to the people and conduct Lok Adalat in every District/Tehsil Legal Services Authority /Committee has been constituted.

Free Legal Services

i) Payment of court fee, process fees and all other charges payable or incurred in connection with any legal proceedings;
ii) Providing Advocate in legal proceedings;
iii) Obtaining and supply of certified copies of orders and other documents in legal proceedings;
iv) Preparation of appeal, paper book including printing and translation of documents in legal proceedings etc. etc.
v) Pre-litigation settlement by mediation/conciliation etc.

Eligible persons for getting free legal services
i) Persons whose annual income does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/- (in the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee the limit is Rs. 1,25,000/-).
ii) Members of SC/ST
iii) Women and children.
iv) Victims of trafficking in human beings or beggars
v) Victims of mass disaster, violence, flood, drought, earthquake, industrial disaster etc.
vi) Disabled persons / Mentally ill Persons.
vii) Persons in custody.
viii) Industrial Workmen
ix) Transgenders.
ix) Senior Citizens.

Free Legal Services can be availed from:

i) Supreme Court Legal Services Committee, 109, Lawyers Chambers, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi for Supreme Court Cases.
ii) High Court Legal Services, Committee. District Legal Services Authority /Tehsil Legal Services Committees constituted in the States .
iii) High Court Legal Services Committee situated at High Court Complex in both wings of High Court.
iv) District Legal Services Authority situated in the District Courts Complex in every District of the State.