Poor Man’s Legal Aid

from Susanta Basu Law Centre

Legal Problem Solving


F.H - 19, Swamiji Pally,
Jyangra South Field,
Baguihati, Kolkata - 700059,
West Bengal, Country - India.
Contact No: 09674643315.

Mr. Susanta Kumar Basu (Founder)

LLB (Hons) University of East London.

Mr. Susanta Kumar Basu is living in England more than 50 years. He is an overseas citizen of india. He was educated and worked in England in various fields including British Parliamentary Counsel office working with Barristers, Solicitors who were drafting Parliametary Bill, etc, Citizens Advice Bureau and Access to Justice as an Advisor. He is retired now, dedicated his life for the benefit of the poor and disadvantaged people in India to make them aware of their legal rights in accordance with the law of the land.


This is an extract of the lecture delivered by Mr.Susanta Kumar Basu on the first advisory session of the Legal Aid on 9.4.2000.

You must have patience, energy and ability to explain and clarify, determination to keep going even if the situation seems hopeless. Clients with any problem that is not simple may have great difficulty in managing it. Because of the difficulties involved, it may need to spend lots of time, energy and emotion. At the very time the clients are feeling the least confident and unable to cope, some clients may just give up. Tell your client not to give up hope.

We are here to help you. What you have to do is to enable your client to manage their own problems a little or a lot better. You are not solving their problems for them.The problems and decisions about any way of managing it are the clients and not yours. You are giving guidance, support and information that the clients can use to manage their own problems better and have better control over them. You are enabling clients to build on the qualities, abilities and skills they have already and to use them in ways that manage their own problem better.