According to section 2(c) of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, “legal services” includes any service in the conduct of any case or other legal proceedings before any court or other authority or tribunal and the giving of assistance on any legal matter. In simple terms legal service means help or assistance in the field of law.

Legal Services are provided by lawyers, attorneys and law firms and include preparation of legal documents, client representation and consultation.

A lawyer performs different functions which vary in cost and the level of control clients have over their affairs, including :

  • Consultation for legal advices
  • Consultation to review documents such as agreements, leases, wills, petition to courts etc.
  • Mediation to help disputing parties to reach mutually agreeable settlements
  • Arbitration to settle dispute
  • Preparation of legal documents
  • Representing clients in court, arbitration, administrative and legislative hearings

Types of legal Services

Pre-Litigation Legal Services

In order to remove complexity and cumbersome procedures of litigation more and more emphasis should be given to pre-litigation services. If pre-litigation services are properly rendered and would given much importance both time and expenditure could be saved and there will be minimum financial burden upon the parties of disputes.

On Pre-litigation services include:

  • Legal education
  • Legal advice
  • Legal awareness
  • Pre litigation settlement

Services being offered

Conveyance agreements Wills
Encumbrances Gift deeds
Commercial Agreements Guarantees
Bank Guarantees Counter Guarantee’s
Outsourcing Agreements IPR Agreements
Service Agreements General and Special Power of Attorney
E-contracts Pre-incorporation contracts
Legal License Share Purchase Agreement
Shareholders Agreement Drafting replies of regulatory show cause notices
Drafting of legal notices Hypothecation Agreements
Arbitration Agreements Leave and License Agreement
Rent Agreement Partnership deed
Hire-purchase deeds Power of Attorneys
Deed of sale of immovable property Deed of mortgages
Drafting of Appeals Affidavits
Counter Reply

Appearance or Representation before various Quasi-judicial bodies or Tribunal such as :

  • National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT)
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI)
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT)
  • Securities and Appellate Tribunal; etc.

Above mentioned services are being offered under the following laws :

  • Family law
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • IPR Laws
  • Labour Laws
  • Employment Laws, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Following the provisions of Section 2(c) in the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, "legal services" includes any service that is provided in the course of any matter or formal proceeding in any legal court, tribunal, or authority, as well as the giving of any advice regarding any legal issue.

Legal Service Management helps your legal department to manage work-related requests and improve the quality of service. Here are a few areas where Legal Service Management can improve the management and review of contracts. Intellectual Property. Legal Research.

The main objective of NALSA is to offer free and professional legal assistance for the most vulnerable segments of society, ensure that the opportunities of getting the justice system aren't denied due to economic or other handicaps, and establish Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.

Consultation on legal issues and guidance. Consultation to look over documents (such as leases, agreements, wills, corporate documents, Do-it-yourself court forms), Arbitration, mediation, or any other services provided by third parties. Document preparation.

These Free Legal Services include: Paying court fees as well as process fees and any other costs incurred or payable in the context of any legal proceedings providing legal assistance during legal processes; obtaining and providing official copies of orders and other legal documents.