Delhi State Legal Services Authority erstwhile Delhi Legal Aid & Advice Board has been constituted by an Act of Parliament passed under “The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987” as amended by Legal Services Authorities (Amendment) Act, 2002, to provide free and competent legal service to the weaker sections of the society to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities, and to organize Lok Adalats to secure that the operation of the legal system promotes justice on a basis of equal opportunity. The Central Office of Delhi State Legal Services Authority functions from the Pre-Fab Building, Ist Floor, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi.
For the purpose of administrative convenience and segregation of work & records, Delhi State Legal Services Authority divided into 4 different Wings according to its functions as envisaged in Section 7 of The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 read with Regulation No. 4, Delhi State Legal Services Authority Regulations, 2002. The four Wings are as under:-
I Establishment Wing
II Legal Aid Wing
III Lok Adalat Wing
IV Legal Literacy Wing
Delhi State Legal Services Authority has also constituted a Committee in High Court of Delhi called High Court Legal Services Committee under section 8A of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 as amended by the Legal Services Authorities (Amendment) Act, 2002.
In Delhi there are 11 District Legal Services Authorities established under section 9 of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987 as amended by the Legal Services Authorities (Amendment) Act, 2002. These District Legal Services Authorities are functional in all the 6 Court Complexes which are as under:
||Tis Hazari Courts
||Tis Hazari Courts
||New Delhi DLSA
||Patiala House Courts
Delhi State Legal Services Authority has opened 137 Legal Services Clinics i.e. 104 Legal Services Clinics in Gender Resource Centres in association with Mission Convergence, 09 Legal Services Clinics in Colleges and Universities, 24 Legal Services Clinics in JJBs, CWCs, All India Legal Aid Cell on Child Right, Central Jails in Delhi and Observation Homes.