Zunheboto’s legal services conduct workshop
Dimapur, July 17 (EMN): A workshop about ‘experience and performance sharing’ was held on July 17 in the premises of the district court complex in Zunheboto. The programme was conducted by the by panel lawyers and paralegal volunteers of Zunheboto’s District Legal Services Association (DLSA), updates stated on Monday.
Atoka Achumi, judicial magistrate first class spoke about the activities being undertaken by the DLSA in the district and the need for active participation by panel lawyers and paralegal volunteers in effectively bringing about legal aid services to the doorstep of the public.
Panel Lawyer Easter H Yepthomi delivered a short speech on the role and functions of Para Legal Volunteers. She spoke about the initiatives of the Zunheboto DLSA in providing legal aid services to the impoverished and marginalised sections of the society, it was informed.
Likewise, Khetoholi Yepthomi, probation officer of the DCPU of Zunheboto talked to the participating paralegal volunteers about the salient features of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015. She encouraged the volunteers to work selflessly for the uplift of women and children in the villages.
Also, paralegal volunteer Rebecca Y Chophy talked to the participants about record keeping, particularly that of their respective legal aid centre. She talked to them about maintenance of daily activity registers by the paralegal volunteers.
Further, the updates stated that ‘experience and performance sharing’ by the participating paralegal volunteers from various legal aid clinics and centres marked the event. During the session, the volunteers expressed their opinions and suggestions about the implementation of legal aid programmes and activities.
The volunteers spoke about their problems as well besides other queries which were discussed ‘openly’ and answered by the panel lawyers and resource persons, the updates stated.
16 paralegal volunteers and panel lawyers from the adjoining sub-divisions of Zunheboto attended the workshop, it was informed. Literary booklets and materials on legal matters were distributed to the participants for dissemination in their respective legal aid centres, it was infromed.
The Zunheboto DLSA informed that it was managing 10 village legal care and support centres in the sub-divisions and a legal aid clinic at the district jail of Zunheboto.
Further, a combined front office in the 1st floor of the district court’s building at Zunheboto is functional on all working days of the week for any legal aid related queries and legal literacy information, the updates informed.