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The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is a not for profit organization registered on 19th November 2013, as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. LAS currently has offices in 7 districts of Sindh and has worked nationally with different partners, including the judicial academies in Sindh, Punjab and at the federal level.
LAS’s interventions have been based on listening to the voices of the vulnerable and disempowered within the legal system and combine their needs with the values of equity, fairness and inclusion to change the way the organization and justice system views and tackles present day challenges facing the attainment of justice in our society.
The organization adopts a two-pronged approach within the larger framework of access to justice in Pakistan. The first aspect of programming is to provide direct assistance on a case by case and individualized basis through provision of legal representation; akin to plugging in gaps in the provision of legal aid. The second aspect of programming is aimed at systems level repair through the legal empowerment approach which seeks to increase knowledge of law amongst common users for effectuating more access and change within the surrounding legal ecosystem.
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