As a part of our objectives and philosophy, we have commenced services of providing free legal aid to persons/corporations who do not wish to incur legal costs initially. We make available free legal advice on Indian laws. We consider it necessary to provide some level of legal aid to persons otherwise unable to afford legal representation.
FM campaigns for a comprehensive legal aid service. The core service is to supply free legal assistance to Indians who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem. Our lawyers provide information and referral that individuals may employ to receive guidance on their legal needs.
Advice is provided by qualified solicitors and advocates who volunteer their time for free. Citizens can find answers to questions about their legal rights. We give legal education materials and tools that give basic information on a number of legal issues, and in some cases, detailed instructions and forms to help in the case concerned.
The Indian Constitution, under Article 39A provides:
“Equal justice and free legal aid
The State shall secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice, on a basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid, by suitable legislation or schemes or in any other way, to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.”
We at FM, in salutation of the Constitution of India, try to serve the society as a conscientious corporate citizen.