Legal Assistance Day is an annual celebration observed on March 14. There will be people who have got the legal problems but are in a state of not affording an expensive lawyer to solve it. In such a state, those people can take the chance to solve their legal problems free of charge on a particular day of the year. It is nothing but the Legal Assistance Day where the legal assistants help in solving the legal problems for free of charge. The Day also honors all those skilled legal assistants who are working hard and perform a variety of support jobs for supervising lawyers.
“None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone’s help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.” – Harvey Mackay
History of Legal Assistance Day
The origin, history, and creator of the Legal Assistance Day are anonymous. There isn’t any mention of the year since this Day has been in celebration. However, it is the special Day of the year in which the people who would otherwise not be able to afford the legal representation are provided with legal assistance free of charge. The Legal Assistance Day offers legal help for a wide range of problems, and that includes drafting legal documents, legal negotiations, and court appearances. Legal assistance is the support provided by legal professionals for free of charge to those people who are unable to afford legal representation and access to the court system.
However, there are certain conditions as to who can access this offer of free legal representation. So only those applicants who have met certain criteria can use this one day of the year in the court without needing to pay for their case. The criteria range from having an income below a certain threshold or being sixty years of age or older. The legal assistants are those who assist the lawyers by investigating the facts, preparing the legal documents, or researching the legal precedent. They are operating diligently behind the scenes and are continuing to assume new responsibilities in the legal offices.
Other Celebrations on March 14
March 14 is also celebrated as
- National Potato Chip Day
- National Learn About Butterflies Day
- International Ask a Question Day
- National Pi Day
- Science Education Day
- Crowdfunding Day
- National Organize Your Home Office Day
How to Celebrate Legal Assistance Day
Celebrating Legal Assistance Day is quite simple. Acknowledge the work of the legal assistance as a way to appreciate them. Thank a legal assistant in person if you know any. You can even appreciate your legal assistant who has taken up your legal case and supported you in the best way possible. Organize a mini dinner party for them on this Day to make them enjoy their Day. Share your appreciation for the legal assistants on social media using the hashtag #LegalAssistanceDay.
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