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South Carolina Judge Launches Web Portal Aimed at Improving Access to Justice | India News


NEW DELHI: Supreme Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul launched the web portal for ‘SAHYOG’ on Tuesday, a pro bono research project that works to improve access to justice in the country.
Judge Kaul said he was happy to launch the ‘SAHYOG’ web portal and added that this initiative is certainly a preview of the virtual world as we move forward. He added that “an important aspect that has often gone unnoticed in our country has been the importance of academia in law schools to promote legal research, improve the quality of our trials and the contribution to judges.”
“I am sure that the judiciary can equally use the opportunity to interact with these dynamic young people in some way,” he said. While addressing the electronic inauguration, Judge Kaul said “we will not sell anyone, we will not deny or delay access to justice to anyone.”
‘SAHYOG’ aims to advance the constitutional goal of access to justice by providing a platform that connects student research assistants with attorneys and organizations that have dealt with pro bono cases. It was founded by Adya Jha and Dakshita Chopra, alumni of the National University of Legal Sciences of West Bengal, in the hope of helping those who cannot afford the costs that the administration of justice unfortunately requires.
India Bar Council Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, Odisha Government Counsel Ashok Parija, Chief Counsel Gopal Sankaranarayanan and others joined the e-opening.
Since its inception in September 2019, ‘SAHYOG’ has contributed more than 2,500 pro bono hours while collaborating with various attorneys. His work has spanned labor law issues, slum dwellers, tribal communities, and victims of human trafficking, among others.
In fulfillment of its objective, the SAHYOG web portal was launched to broaden the initiative and broaden its reach to a broader section of law professionals and students. This event was held in association with the Legal Aid Society of the National University of Legal Sciences of West Bengal.

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