Legal awareness can empower people to demand justice, accountability and effective remedies at all levels. Legal needs always stand to become crisis oriented because their ignorance prevents them from anticipating legal troubles and approaching a lawyer for consultation and advice in time. This magnifies the impact of their legal troubles and difficulties when they come.
Without literacy people can get intimidated and alienated from law. This may evolve into a situation which results in people coming into conflict with the law, or being unable to obtain help from it. Courts have acknowledged the barrier raised by a lack of literacy to asserting guaranteed rights effectively. Low literacy may block people’s access to justice. At times, literacy requirements have been used to block access to rights and benefits.
Directory for Lawyers
Though lawyers are one of the largest professional communities, general public are still find difficulty to choose the right lawyers for their need. More than 45000 advocates are practicing in Kerala but there is no proper mechanism to keep their records updated manner. Legal Informatics offers many directories for advocates to get their contact information.