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13-member lawyers’ panel formed to provide free advice to senior citizens

In addition,a panel of 13 lawyers will give advice to senior citizens from Pune district. These lawyers are experts in civil,criminal,revenue,family,consumer,land reference and other cases.

In addition,a panel of 13 lawyers will give advice to senior citizens from Pune district. These lawyers are experts in civil,criminal,revenue,family,consumer,land reference and other cases

The Pune District Legal Services Authority (PDLSA) has formed a 13-member panel of lawyers to provide free legal advice to senior citizens in the city. The initiative is part of the National Legal Services Authority’s National Plan of Action 2012.

“We started our initiative on October 1 on senior citizens’ day by organising legal awareness sessions at Matoshree old age home. Similar workshops will be held at other old age homes for active senior citizens groups,”

R K Malabade,secretary,PDLSA said.

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In addition,a panel of 13 lawyers will give advice to senior citizens from Pune district. These lawyers are experts in civil,criminal,revenue,family,consumer,land reference and other cases.

“If a senior citizen need to file case,the PDLSA will

help him. In case,the jurisdiction is outside Pune district,the PDLSA will refer him to legal

aid services from the concerned district”,said Atul Gunjal,a panel member.

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PDLSA has appealed to senior citizens to contact it on 020-25534881 or at their office located on first floor of the new building in Shivajinagar district court premises between 11 am to 5 pm. They can also the panel advocates for help. (See Box)

First published on: 04-10-2012 at 03:48:32 am
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