Why Legal Services Day Is Celebrated?
The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) celebrates Legal Services Day on November 9 annually in India. The Day is celebrated to commemorate the enactment of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 in India. The National Legal Services Day was established with a mandate for offering support and help to the weaker and poor groups including women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, victims of natural calamities, and victims of human trafficking. On October 11, 1987, the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 was enacted and it came into force on November 9, 1995. Accordingly, Legal Services Day was commenced by the Supreme Court of India in 1995.