The process of law to solve disputes got a shot in the arm with the Art of Living’s initiative to set up free legal cells on 13th May, 2015 which marked the 59th birthday of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living.
A free helpline was launched in 10 states - Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and West Bengal on this day. The purpose of this is to provide practical guidance to those taking recourse to law to solve disputes, from a bank of very experienced lawyers, without involving active litigation, and to enable amicable settlements based on a strong humanitarian approach that appeals to the inner value system of the litigating parties.
People can call the Legal Cell Helpline between 8 am to 8 pm on all days on the number 8088820555. Callers can seek consultation from legal experts on matters relating to family disputes, property matters, and women's issues among many others.
The Legal Cells will have 5 distinct activities:
- The legal helpline that will route the caller to empaneled lawyers who will provide legal advice to clients of every strata of society ·
- The Art of Living Happiness Program for judges, judicial officers and lawyers to reduce stress and enhance work-related productivity.
- Practical mediation and counseling
- Legal clinics in slums Youth-related reform programs in juvenile homes