Panaji : October 21, 2016 …. The North Goa District Legal Services Authority, Panaji conducted Legal Literacy Camp on the topics Succession Law Consumer Protection Act, Entitlement of Legal Aid, at Neura Village Panchayat Hall.

Principal District and Sessions Judge and Chairman of the District Legal Services Authority, North Goa Shri. B.P. Deshpande inaugurated the legal literacy camp and clinic.

Secretary ( Judicial Officer ) Smt. Shabnam Shaikh while speaking on behalf of District Legal Services Authority on the topic entitlement of free legal aid and brought to the notice of the members present about the work and activities that DLSA conducts. brought to the notice of the members present about the work and activities that DLSA conducts.

 Smt Shaikh further  also stated that the matters in Lok Adalat gets disposed faster and that not only the cases pending in the Courts are referred to Lok Adalat but also the pre-litigation matters where there is dispute but has not reached the Court can be decided before the Lok Adalats and she  explained to the public Sec. 12 of Legal Services Authority Act. As per this section poor people are entitled for free legal aid. The woman and child are also entitled for free legal aid irrespective of their financial capacity. She further stated that members of SC and ST are also entitled for free legal aid.  If matters are settled at the Lok Adalats the litigations will be relieved of their tension and the pendency of cases in Courts will also come down she added..

Advocate Sudin Usgaonkar spoke on the succession law prevailing in Goa. He explained the distribution of the Estates in case of death of any one of the spous. Dr. Nagesh Kolvalkar spoke on Mundkar and tenancy law. Advocate Harsha Naik spoke on Consumer Protection Act. Clinic was open to the public senior Advocate Sudin Usgaonkar, Advocate Iftikha Agha, Advocate Ashwin Bhobe, Advocate Vinoj Daniel, Advocate Shivam Dessai, Advocate M. Menezes, Advocate M. Nazareth, Advocate U.V. Timble, Advocate A. Costa, Advocate S. Dhond, Advocate Rohan Dessai were present for the clinic to solve difficulties of the public.

District and Additional Sessions Judge Shri Pramod Kamat welcomed the dignitaries present