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Nagpur - Apply for Free Legal Aid and Legal Assistance Certificate

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The Law and Judiciary Department, the Government of Maharashtra provides online facility to user for applying for free legal aid and legal assistance. User can read the instructions and fill the form. Online service is provided by the government to save time of the user. The portal is available in two languages English and Marathi; user can select any of the preferred language. However, the application form can be printed and applied in person along with the necessary documents to Assistant Superintendent, District Legal Aid Services.

Apply Online through aaplesarkar:

  1. The applicant needs to register on the website: Create User Id
  2. The applicant can login using the credentials and fill the form as instructed.
  3. The applicant can fill the online application form for “Free Legal aid and legal Assistance Services” in the citizen login section: Online Application
  4. Submit the application.
  5. After submitting the application, user will get a reference slip or number which should be kept for future reference.
  6. Status of the application can be tracked by the user in “Track your Application” section. For tracking the application, application id or reference number will be required.

Apply in Person:

  1. Applications can also be made in-person through the Law and Judiciary department offices and sub-offices.
  2. The details related to the offices can be obtained through the following link:Office
  3. Fill the application form as instructed.
  4. Please make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  5. Submit the application form along with the mentioned documents to the concern department.
  6. After the authorities validate your application and the documents that are submitted they will initiate the process free legal aid and legal assistance certificate.

Required Documents[edit]

Mandatory Documents (all the documents are mandatory)

  • Final order copy
  • Matter Copy of Lower Court

Photocopy of documents should be attached while applying in person and scanned documents should be uploaded while applying online. Keep all the documents in scanned form like JPEG, GIF and PDF, so that it can be uploaded while making online application on the website. If submitting in person, xerox copies needs to be attached.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • Further information and clarification can be obtained through following link: Contact Information
  • Allied Offices, Law and Judiciary Department :Refer Link
  • Contacts, Law officers:Refer
  • Head of Department, law and Judiciary Department :Refer
  • Maharashtra Law Service Authority:Refer


  • The poor in general
  • Those persons belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribe.
  • The workmen and peasantry class who toil and labor to earn for their hard work of which they are often deprived.
  • Those people who either by reason of being inhabitant of backward areas or who are so geographically placed that their voice cannot reach the court of justice.
  • Women and children who are deprived social justice on grounds of biological infirmity.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes Fifteen days for processing of the certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url '' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.


Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Free legal aid and legal assistance implies to services to the poor and needy who cannot afford the services of a lawyer for the conduct of a case or legal proceedings in any court, tribunal or before an authority.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Schemes related to legal service and legal aids:Schemes
  • Maharashtra State legal service rule:Refer

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.