Amicus Curiae/Legal Aid Counsel Interaction Program
The program is a joint collaboration between Studio Nilima, Bar Council of India, the Assam State Legal Services Authority and the Gauhati High Court Legal Services Committee to strengthen the skills and build capacity of the Panel of Amicus Curiae of the Gauhati High Court and the Legal Aid Counsels (LACs) of various districts of Assam. The program includes rigorous monthly workshops and training sessions with legal experts from the country as well as interactions with former Judges. The program endeavours to enable and empower legal aid counsels to serve their constitutional mandate of providing effective and competent legal services to individuals in need.
Monthly interactions include detailed discussions on procedure including law on confessions, circumstantial evidence etc. Learning is encouraged by way of simulations and analysis of past cases. References are drawn to landmark judgments, international, national and local to facilitate a deeper understanding of concepts such as omissions, contradictions and improvements.