What We Do
Southern Free Legal Advice Center delivers legal services to underprivileged people in Chittagong Metropolitan area, who, for whatever reason, cannot access legal advice elsewhere. Qualified solicitors, volunteer lawyers provide confidential, basic legal advice for free and in person across all areas of law will work together to offer help with legal problems.
Southern Free Legal Advice Center run by Southern University Bangladesh Department of Law.
The Center opens for every day 3pm to 6pm. Prior visit to center appointment required, and will provide appointments each day evening for next available schedule.
Please note, you must arrange an appointment to attend the Free Legal Advice Center. We do not offer drop-in appointments.
What we can do
We can provide advice and assistance on the following:
Landlord and Tenant
What we can’t do
At present, we are unable to represent you in either a Court case or at a Tribunal. We are also unable to advise you on cases that relate to criminal law or immigration law.
The Student Committee perform a number of functions: they deal with fundraising for the center to make sure the work can continue and new projects can be introduced, they have a role (alongside the Board, which consists of distinguished individuals from the legal profession itself) in deciding and implementing the direction of the center. Students also work with Legal Professionals for experience and for advocacy.
Become a volunteer
Since SULAC was established in 2007, it has depended on the dedication and the efforts of volunteers. SULAC volunteers are involved with the organization’s work in many ways. Through their work, our volunteers support some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities, and assist them to realize their right to access justice. Volunteers fulfil different roles within SULAC. These different roles require different skills, qualifications and commitment levels but share SULAC’s passion for making law more accessible.
SUFLAC seeks to involve volunteers in order to
• Maintain the network of Free Legal Advice Centre;
• Assist advisors in the Free Legal Advice Centre;
• Provide educational talks, training and presentations for local communities;
• Register and work with SUFLAC’s initiative ;
• Support SUFLAC’s work in a research capacity or in working groups;
• Support SUFLAC’s work in an administrative capacity;
SUFLAC is committed to its volunteers and acknowledges the importance of their commitment to SUFLAC’s aims, mission and values and as such, SUFLAC intends to carry out highest level of best practice in every aspect of volunteer management.
If you are interested in volunteering with SUFLAC, check out our Volunteer Registration form. You can also call at Department of Law or e-mail us.