Symbiosis Law School Pune organises inaugural ceremony of Pro Bono Club

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Pallavi Pathak
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Updated on May 12, 2022 15:27 IST

Symbiosis Law School Pune has organised the inaugural ceremony of the Pro Bono Club.

Symbiosis Law School Pune inaugurates Pro Bono Club

Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune, a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has organized the inaugural ceremony of the Pro Bono Club as part of the Nyaya Bandhu Scheme, Department of Justice, Government of India on May 4 2022 at the PDCLE Hall.

The club aims to create legal awareness literacy among the marginalised members of the society in collaborations with NGOs, conducting legal aid camps/clinics, providing legal consultancy and legal aid services to beneficiaries, and assisting Pro Bono Advocates registered under the Nyaya Bandhu platform among several other activities, said the SLS official release.

Dr Shashikala Gurpur, Director, SLS-P, Dean Faculty of Law, elucidated that Symbiosis Law School, Pune will be the first private law school from the State of Maharashtra and the only one in Pune to have been nominated among 29 law schools to house the Pro Bono Club under the Nyaya Bandhu Scheme of Department of Justice, Government of India.

Mr Sanjay Deshmukh, Chief Guest, Principal District Judge, Pune Chairman, District Legal Services Authority Pune in his inaugural address shared his insights about the world of jurisprudence, and the need to be informed, knowledgeable and confident in the present world. He further guided the students in mastering and tackling issues in their early years, and motivated them to remember the importance of being a lawyer. 

About Capacity Building Training Session

After the Inauguration, a training session and capacity building for Para-legal volunteers (PLVs), DLSA, and Pune was held.

At the outset, Mr Pratap Sawant, Secretary, Pune District Legal Services Authority provided a brief overview of the purpose of PLVs. A video was presented on the Nyaya Bandhu App on behalf of the Department of Justice. In the first session, Advocate Rishikesh Ganu, Senior Advocate with District and Session Court, Pune deliberated on the PLV Scheme of NALSA. He also shared the objectives of the scheme and expectations from a PLV. 

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