Legal aid to be easier, more affordable
Making it easier for the public to get legal help and information.
This is the overarching theme of the Subordinate Courts Workplan seminar this year.
In his first workplan keynote address, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon outlined a slew of initiatives to resolve informational inadequacy and litigation costs.
These include the Primary Justice Project to have a team of lawyers who will provide basic legal services to the public, coming up with guide books on motor vehicle accident scenarios, and simplifying the process for minor civil cases.
The initiatives point towards one thing - settling disputes out of court, to save time and cut costs.
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