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Free Legal Advice in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Mohali, Zirakpur

July 31, 2017

Free Legal Advice in Tricity

Free Legal Aid or Advice whatever you may call it, the Constitution of India entitles every one of us for it if we fulfill the requisite criteria. The concerned act which provides every court in India to have such offices is State Legal Services Authority Act, 1987 constituted in the year 1995.

In Chandigarh, the authority came into existence on 19th January 1998. Why don’t you check their website, here it is.

As per Section 12 of Act, following are entitled for the Free Legal Aid:

 (i) A member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe.

(ii) A victim of trafficking in human being or beggar.

(iii) A woman or a child.

(iv) A person with disability such as suffering from blindness, leprosy, loco motor disability, hearing impairment, mental incapacity.

(v) A victim of mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, flood, drought, earthquake or industrial disaster.

(vi) An Industrial workman.

(vii) An undertrial in custody, including a juvenile, i.e., a person up to the age of 18 years in a Protective home or a mentally ill person in a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric nursing home.

(viii) Any citizen of India belonging to general category whose annual income from all sources does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lac).

 

But don’t worry if you are not eligible for free legal aid from the government authorities. There are plenty of online forums where you can seek advice from multiple lawyers at one point of time. In case of Chandigarh, here is the list of websites that provide free legal consultation:

1 LawRato

2 Pathlegal

3 Sulekha

All these websites have list of best lawyers in Chandigarh from whom you can seek a professional advice. You must choose the advocate depending upon his primary place of practice. It can be District Courts Chandigarh Sector 43, Punjab And Haryana High Court, DRT in Sector 17, Consumer Courts in Sector 19, Chandigarh or before the Financial Commissioner at Sector 9 Chandigarh.

These websites serves as quick legal platforms to connect with the field specific lawyer whom you want to discuss your case with. You can go through the profile of the advocate, see his/her testimonials, experience and rating given by the users of the website and then make a sound decision of going forward and having a consultation. Most of the above websites offer free consultation and later on, if you wish to meet and do a physical meeting, then you can book an appointment at your convenient time at just a snap of a finger. Really fast.

You can seek free legal advice, consultation on these websites keeping your identity anonymous.

But how much of an Advice is free? It entirely depends on your case. Telephonic advice can be totally free whereas visiting an attorney for free legal advice can cost you somewhere between Rs 1500-2500 in Chandigarh. The decision is absolutely yours. Proceed as you may wish.

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