Lok Adalats and Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADRs)

  • In the period of turbulence caused by the pandemic, Legal Services Authorities creatively adapted to the new normal and moved Lok Adalat to the virtual platform.
  • Online Lok Adalat popularly known as E -Lok Adalat is one of the innovative Legal Services Institutions where technology has been used to its maximum advantage and has become a platform to deliver justice at the doorstep of people. 
  • E- Lok Adalats are also cost-effective as it eliminates the need for organisational expenses.
  • Organised by Legal Services Authorities, Lok Adalats (State as well as National) are an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) model wherein pre-litigation and pending cases in the courts are disposed of based on an amicable settlement without any expense on the part of litigants.
  • It is free of cost and expeditious method of bringing litigating parties on the same side and saving them from the rigours of trial under the adversarial system of adjudication which is generally perceived to be time-consuming, complex and costly.
  • Lok Adalats are also instrumental in reducing the burden on arrears of the court disposal of long-pending litigation between the parties.

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