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Do more pro bono, Manmohan tells lawyers, BCI

Manmohan: Less billing please
Manmohan: Less billing please

Prime minister Manmohan Singh addressed lawyers present at the Bar Council of India’s (BCI) centenary celebrations on 16 February in Delhi, urging them to take on more pro bono matters.

Singh said:

The National Legal Services Authority has formulated a number of schemes to provide “access to justice” to the hitherto marginalized people. These include schemes for free legal aid to under-trial prisoners […]

I would urge members of the legal fraternity at various levels to become active participants and facilitators in the implementation of these schemes intended to empower the marginalised people.

“You have served the country exceedingly well in the first fifty years of your existence, but I venture to think that the best is yet to come,’ he concluded. [Full speech at PIB]

If you are interested in doing more pro bono, click here to read more pro bono stories on Legally India and check out the i-Probono project and get involved.

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