NSLSA conferred Best Zonal Panel Lawyer


Dimapur, November 9: Nagaland State Legal Services Authorities was conferred the ‘Best Zonal Panel Lawyer’ during the National Legal Services Authority Day cum Commendation ceremony of best PLVs, PLs, SLSAs and DLSAs today at Additional Building Complex, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi.
Union Minister for Law and Justice and Electronics and information Technology, Govt. of India Ravi Shankar Prasad was the Chief Guest in the august presence of the Justice SA Bobde, Chief Judge of India designate and Executive Chairman, NALSA and other dignitaries.
Panel Lawyer, Shanchobeni P Lotha who was conferred the Best Panel Lawyer here was empanelled under Wokha District Legal Services Authority on November 24, 2017. She was earlier conferred the best Panel Lawyer in the state.
The criteria for selection of best panel lawyer were adjudged keeping in mind the parameters set out for the selection vis-à-vis other pursuits taken up; ability to perform in range of activities, handling of legal aid cases, court performances and advocacy skills, participation in capacity building programs, impact of work executed, assistance in outreach activities of organizational goals and others.
It was observed that she had actively rendered her services during Lok Adalats, and spearheaded in organizing various legal awareness programmes in the districts apart from taking up many legal aid cases to people in the grassroots and identifying people in need of legal assistance.
Sanchobeni P Lotha commented that while she considers “helping others as a passion,” she aspire to work for women and child rights and continue to pursue her calling and profession of far-reaching legal awareness with commitment and to the best of her ability. She stated that the platform given to her by District Legal Authority is one without discrimination as opposed to the societal upbringing where as a family with 6 girls, her family more so her parents had always been pressured to give lesser education to women.
The commendation ceremony for Nagaland state was represented by Judge, Gauhati High Court & Executive Chairman, Justice N Kotiswar Singh; Member Secretary N Longshithung Ezung, NJS; Nino Iralu, NJS, Secretary (Judicial), Deptt. Of Justice & Jaw, Govt. of Nagaland & Former Chairperson of Wokha DLSA, Khrievono Seletsu, Civil Judge (Jr. Dvn)/JMFC & Secretary of Wokha DLSA, B. Yemlong Chaba, PLV.
Nagaland State also joined the National Legal Service Authority day with the rest of the country by conducting various programmes and activities.
(Page News Service)