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DELHI HIGH COURT LEGAL SERVICES

COMMITTEE
3338, Lawyers Chamber, Delhi High Court, New Delhi
Tel. No. 23383418, 43010101 Extn. 4381
Email : hclsthebest@yahoo.co.in

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18thFebruary,2016
NOTICE

Applicationsareinvitedforempanelmentoflawyersandmediatorswiththe

DelhiHighCourtLegalServicesCommittee.

TheCommitteeisastatutory body constituted by the State Legal Services

Authority U/s. 8A of the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987. The Committee
providesfreelegalservicestotheeligiblepersons.TheCommitteealsoconducts
mediation programme for prelitigation cases at the Crime Against Women Cell,
Nanakpura, Maurya Enclave and Krishna Nagar in association with the Special
Police Unit for Women and Children (Delhi Police). The proposed number of
vacanciesinCivilPanelis40,CriminalPanelis40,JailVisitingPanelis25and
Mediator Panel is 25. The lawyers/ mediators are requested to refer to the
instructionsbeforefillinguptheapplicationform.
Only the candidates possessing the eligibility criteria may apply. Persons
facingproceedingsoradjudgedguiltyundertheCriminalLaw,ContemptofCourts
ActorundertheAdvocatesActshouldnotapply.
Application form with detailed instructions and terms and
conditionsareavailableonourwebsite(www.dhclsc.org).

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Last date for submission of complete Application form is


29.02.2016 till 4:00 PM. No application would be accepted after
lastdate.

A.

HOWTOAPPLY

1.

Applicationformalongwithdetailedinstructionsandtermsandconditionsof
empanelmentcanbedownloadedfromourwebsite(www.dhclsc.org).

2.

The candidates are advised to read the instructions contained in the


advertisement carefully to ensure that they are eligible for empanelment in
Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee in terms of qualification, and
otherspecifiedtermsandconditions.

3.

ThecandidatemustapplyontheformatprescribedbytheDelhiHighCourt
LegalServicesCommitteeonly.Nootherformatwillbeentertained.

4.

Acandidateshallsubmitonlyoneapplicationandhe/shewillbeconsidered
forempanelmenttoonepanelonly.

5.

Candidatemustgiveallrequiredparticularsintheapplicationformandno
columnshouldbeleftblankelsetheapplicationwouldberejected.

6.

ThecompleteapplicationshouldreachtheOfficeofDelhiHighCourtLegal
Services Committee, 3338, Lawyers Chamber, Delhi High Court, New
Delhiby29.02.2016till4:00PM.

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DHCLSCreservestherighttoshortlistcandidatestobecalledforinterview.

Beforefillingtheapplicationform,thecandidatesareadvisedtocarefullyread
and follow the eligibility criteria, instructions and terms & conditions for
empanelment of Advocates in Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee
mentionedhereinbelow:
B.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Eligibility Criteria : The candidate who possesses the following eligibility


and experience can apply for empanelment in Delhi High Court Legal
ServicesCommittee:

S.No.

Panel

1 - 2CriminalPanel
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Eligibility
An advocate should be having 3 years
experience at the Bar on the date of this
notification, however, relaxation can be given
to young advocates having less than three
years experience, after recording adequate
reasons. The candidate should have
experience of litigation work in High Court of
Delhi.

CivilPanel

JailVisitingPanel

MediatorPanel

2.

AnAdvocateshouldhavereceivedfortyhours
oftrainingasamediator.

The advocates applying for Civil, Criminal and Jail Visiting panel should
havetheexperienceofhandlingthemattersofHighCourtfortheminimum
prescribedperiodeitherindependentlyorundertheSeniormemberofthe
bar.

3.

Theadvocatesapplyingforjailvisitingpanelshouldbewellconversantwith
theHighCourtRulesfordraftingofappeals/petitions and parole/ furlough
guidelines.

4.

The candidate shall enclose selfattested photocopy of L.L.B. Degree and


Certificate of enrolment issued by State Bar Council under the Advocates
Act,1961andanexperiencecertificateissuedbytheBarAssociationalong
withtheapplicationform.

5.

ThecandidateshallapplyonlyontheapplicationformatprescribedbyDelhi
HighCourtLegalServicesCommitteeforempanelmentofAdvocates.

6.

Ifitisfoundthatthecandidatedoesnotfulfilanyoftheeligibilityconditions,
hisorhercandidatureshallnotbeconsidered.

7.

The candidate shall affix the latest passport size photograph on the
applicationformandsignthesameinsuchamannerthatpartofsignature
appearsontheformandpartonthephotograph.

8.

Duly filled Application Form along with requisite documents shall be


submitted in the R & I Section at Room No. 35, Delhi High Court Legal
ServicesCommitteebetween10.00AMto1:00PM&2:00PMto4:00PM
on any working days, on or before the last date of submission of the
application.
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9.

Anyapplicationreceivedafterthelastdateprescribedintheadvertisement
shallnotbeentertained.

C.

SELECTIONPROCEDURE

1.

No candidate shall be called for interview unless he/ she satisfies the
eligibilityconditions.

2.

Merelyfulfillingtheeligibilitycriteriawillnotconferanyrightonacandidate
tobecalledforintervieworselection.

3.

Depending upon the requirement and number of applications received,


DHCLSC reserves the right to shortlist the candidates to be called for
interview.

4.

The decision of the Selection Committee regarding shortlisting of the


candidatesshallbefinal.

5.

No individual intimation will be sent to any candidate for appearing in the


interview. A list of shortlisted candidates with the date, time and venue of
InterviewwillbedisplayedontheNoticeBoardoftheDelhiHighCourtLegal
Services Committee, Delhi High Court, New Delhi and shall also be
uploadedonourwebsitei.e.www.dhclsc.org

6.

Thecandidateshallbringoriginaldocumentsatthetimeofinterview.

7.

Theresultwillbemadeavailableonourwebsitewww.dhclsc.organdonthe
noticeboardoftheDelhiLegalServicesCommittee,DelhiHighCourtNew
Delhi.

D.

TERMS&CONDITIONSFOREMPANELMENT

1.

The new panel shall be for a period of three years commencing from the
dateofappointment,subjecttoreviewofperformance/workdonebyeach
lawyerappointed.
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2.

PanelAdvocateswillbepaidhonorariumasperapprovedSchedule.

3.

DHCLSCsendtheinformationtothepaneladvocatesthroughemail/SMS
regarding entrustment of a legal aid case and after receiving the email/
SMS, it is duty of the panel Advocates to collect the brief/copy of petition
alongwithappointmentletterfromtheofficeofDHCLSCattheearliest.

4.

ItwillbemandatoryforpanelAdvocatestoattendthetrainingprogrammes
and refresher courses organized by Delhi High Court Legal Services
Committeefromtimeto time including an orientation programme to enable
empanelledlawyerstohandlelegalaidwork,aswellastrainingtoupgrade
skills.Absencefromsuchtrainingprogrammesandcourses,withoutprior
permissionwouldbeagroundforremovalofthenamefromthepanel.The
advocatesandthemediatorsapplyingforempanelmentshouldbereadyto
devotetimeformanagingthefrontofficeofDHCLSC.

5.

Inordertoensurethatthereiseffectivecheckonthelegalaidandservices
beingrendered,thelawyersonthepanelmustreportthestatusofthecases
aftereachdateofhearing.Failuretosubmitstatusreportwillbeaground
forremovalofthenameofthelawyerconcernedfromthepanel.

6.

Lawyersshouldbewillingtovisitthejails,ifrequired,anditismandatoryfor
them to attend video conferencing sessions from Jail in respect of cases
assignedtothem.

7.

LawyersvisitingtheJailwillberotatedafterevery36months.

8.

Removal from Panel : If performance of the panel Advocate is found


unsatisfactoryortheAdvocateisfoundtobeguiltyofchargingorcollecting
or demanding any remuneration from an aided person in any form or he
contravenestheSchemeoftheAct,RulesandtheRegulationshe/shecan
be removed from the panel and shall also be liable for action for
professional misconduct as per Regulation 7 of the Delhi State Legal
ServicesAuthorityRegulations,2002.

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Secretary,DHCLSC

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