Justice P. Naveen Rao of the Telangana High Court and executive chairman of the TS Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) released standard operating procedures for the legal aid defense counsel system and guidelines for pre-institutional mediation. TSLSA member-secretary S. Goverdhan Reddy and administrative officer Radhika were present at the event, in Hyderabad on Monday. (DC Images)
HYDERABAD: Justice P. Naveen Rao of Telangana High Court, who is also executive chairman of the TS Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) on Tuesday released the standard operating procedures (SOP) for the legal aid defense counsel system and guidelines for pre-institutional mediation and settlement in commercial disputes.
The TSLSA had prepared the SOPs and guidelines for public purposes and in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the National Legal Services Authority. Justice Naveen Rao said that the SOPs and guidelines would serve as quick reference and guidance for stakeholders.
The authority is authorized by the Center to complete the process of mediation within three months from the date of application made by the plaintiff; the period of mediation may be extended for a further two months with the consent of the parties.