The Legal Service Institute is managed by Committee for Legal Aid to Poor in short CLAP. It is a public interest law organization with a mission to render legal services pro-bono to strengthen access to justice and undertakes juridical advocacy for legal reform. It originated in the year 1982 to broaden the horizon of legal aid to poor to overcome poverty. Over the years it evolved as a specialized organization in the field of law and justice. Broadly the Legal Service Institute endeavours to eliminate injustice from the society and engaged to promote justice.  Through its strategic legal intervention, the Legal Service Institute re-affirms its commitment to strive towards progressive realization of fundamental human rights with dignity of individuals and the communities in its manifold manifestation. While doing so it  aims to bring about good governance based on rule of law through strategic application of law which is equitable, transparent and accountable as well as gender responsive.


Our Founder

Shyam Sundar Das a life long Gandhian Sarvodaya worker founded Committee for Legal Aid to Poor (CLAP) with a vision to more

Message of Founder
The Indian Citizen would like to see that their Declarations in the Preamble for Social, Economic and Political Justice be attained.......

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President's Desk

CLAP, the acronym of Committee for Legal Aid to Poor, is a
Non-Governmental Voluntary Organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 (Act XXII of 1860) of India. It is a legal service and advocacy organisation, which seeks to accomplish freedom, liberty, justice, equity and fair play for every individual in the society........