Legal Services Current Affairs - 2020

Highlights of Ministers of Justice Summit of SCO

The Seventh Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was hosted on October 16, 2020. It was hosted by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology. Highlights The minister highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indian Government under the  leadership of Read More…

Foreign law firms can’t practice in India, but their lawyers can advice: SC

The Supreme Court held that foreign law firms cannot set up offices and their lawyers cannot practise in India but they can give legal advice on foreign laws. The ruling was given by apex court on appeal by Bar Council of India (BCI), challenging judgements by Bombay and Madras High Courts. The ruling does not Read More…

Government launches Tele-Law scheme in Bihar

The Union Ministry of Law & Justice in association with the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) launched ‘Tele-Law’ scheme in Bihar. The scheme aims at providing legal aid services to marginalised communities and citizens living in rural areas through digital technology. It is continuation to the Access to Justice Project to Marginalised Persons implemented by Read More…

Fact Box: Tele-Law Initiative

The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched the ‘Tele-Law’ initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to provide legal aid services to the marginalized communities and citizens living in rural areas through the Common Service Centres (CSC) at the panchayat level, spread across the country. Salient Highlights ‘Tele Law initiative would help people to seek legal Read More…

SC introduces Middle Income Group Scheme

The Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme, (MIGS) a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to the middle and relatively lower income groups. Under this scheme, middle class people who cannot afford the expensive litigation in the apex can avail the services of the society for a nominal amount. Key Facts MIGS is Read More…