20-dec-2012 … Free Legal Aid Cell of V. M. Salgaocar College of Law will organise major programme on Right to Education Act in SAG Hall, Campal on 20th December. The Programme will commence from 3 pm onwards. The guest speakers for the major programme would be Senior Advocate Surendra Desai, Educationalist Pandurang Nadkarni and State Coordinator of Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Narendra Kamat.
V. M. Salgaocar College of Law has 35 permanent Free Legal Aid Cells all over State of Goa. Every Legal Aid Cells have to conduct one major programme in a year and the Legal Aid Cell members have to conduct three minor programmes in a year.
Free Legal Aid Cell of Salgaocar College of Law at Vidya Prabodhini School at Porvorim, provides free legal aid to the people who need legal help, create awareness of various social schemes and help people in availing the benefits of the social schemes of the government
The underlying ideology of Legal Aid Cells is that, legal professionals should not only see and sense social realities but also direct their activities towards promoting social justice. These Cells are setup and housed largely in Panchayat buildings, schools, churches or temple premises.
The Cells are open to the any member of the public from 3 pm to 5 pm on Saturdays. Any person having any sort of law-related problem can approach the Legal Aid Cells and seek help from the students in securing justice, either through their legal advice, filing application before the concerned government officers, or securing free legal service under the Legal Services Authorities Act.