Last updated on: October 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm IST
Dimapur, October 23: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Phek conducted an orientation training for Para Legal Volunteers (PLV) on October 21.
In the training, Keneinuo Swuro, panel lawyer, Phek DLSA spoke on the role and responsibilities, purpose, do and don’t of PLVs. She stated that the para legal volunteers are engaged to ensure that legal aid is reached to section of people and are expected to act as intermediaries bridging the gap between the people and the legal institutions.
Resource person Cheliam Khiamniungan, secretary Phek DLSA spoke on the role of PLVs at legal services clinics, police station, jail, jome, public places. She highlighted on how the para legal volunteers can provide the people in need of legal assistance in these places and further encouraged them to build a good relation with various stakeholders like district administration, village councils and keep watch in locality, identify the people in need of legal assistance and provide assistance to the people in need of the legal aid.
Sekhotso Rokha, panel lawyer Phek DLSA spoke on Government schemes and various schemes under NSLSA and the role of the para legal volunteers on how to identify the beneficiaries and provide assistance to enable them to avail the schemes.
Practical classes on how to file FIR, simple application affidavit and application to the departments was conducted by Mezivolu Therieh, chairperson Phek DLSA and District & Sessions Judge.
Kiphire DLSA: Kiphire District Legal Services Authority organized legal seminar at GBs court building Kiphre town on October 22. N Kano, secretary and Chief Judicial Magistrate and Hotingkiu, retainer lawyer were the resource persons in the programme.
N Kano, CJM stated that mediation is a voluntary, confidential and structured process where a rational and natural third party plays a vital role making the settlement without delay. He encouraged the members to initiate the process of mediation for early disposal of the case and for peaceful existence in the society.
Hotingkiu, retainer lawyer, spoke on the importance and role of the District Legal Services Authority and informed the member to avail free legal aid.
The programme was attended by 31 GBs along with the members of the District Legal Services Authority Kiphire.
DLSA Peren: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Peren organized a one day workshop on mediation techniques with the Peren District Dobashis on October 23. 40 DBs from different circles under Peren District attended the workshop.
Asuni (panel lawyer) highlighted the working mechanism of Legal Services Authority. Resource Person Limhathung Ezong from State Legal Services Authority spoke on the significance of mediation, the requisite skills and knowledge of a mediator and the steps to be taken in order to achieve a successful mediation between the disputed parties.
Niuland: A legal awareness programme was held at Niuland sub-division, Dimapur on October 23. The programme was chaired by panel lawyer Elito zhimomi.
Panel lawyer Khumchuba Chang spoke on Nagaland Village Council and Tribal Act, 1978; Panel lawyer Visheli Yepthomi spoke on protection of women from domestic violence act, 2005, Panel lawyer Khrieketounuo Metha spoke on NSLSA schemes on human trafficking and victims compensation act, 2015, Panel lawyer Yanbemo Ngullie spoke on basic legal rights, Panel lawyer Rokovitsu Khate spoke on Nagaland Money Lenders act, 2008.
The programme was summed up by CJM/ secretary Ajongba Imchen . 145 beneficiaries attended the programme.
(Page News Service)