The erstwhile Karnataka Legal Aid Board was merged with the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority on 10.4.1997 under the National Legal Service Authority Act, 1987. The Karnataka State Legal Services Authority Rules, 1986 and Regulations, 1997 have been framed.
Free legal advice and aid is given to the people of all categories whose annual income is below Rs.25,000 and to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Women, Children, people of weaker Sections, people with unsound mind, victims of communal violence, religious atrocities, floods, famine, earthquake or industrial destructions, industrial workers, to those who are in remand homes, to those who are subjected to flesh trade and bondage, through the State and District Legal Services Authority and Taluk Legal Services Committees.
The main objectives of the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority are :
1. To bring legal awareness among people; 2. To provide free legal aid and advice to the eligible persons; 3. To settle cases (Litigations) through People's Courts (Lok Adalats) thereby providing justice to the people speedily and with low