25 MCQ on Legal Aid, Social Advocacy and Role of Social Worker

25 MCQ on Legal Aid, Social Advocacy and the Role of Social Worker

1. What is the primary goal of legal aid? a) To ensure free legal services for all b) To provide legal representation to those who cannot afford it c) To fund legal research d) To regulate legal practitioners Answer: b) To provide legal representation to those who cannot afford it

2. The Legal Services Authorities Act was enacted in which year to provide free legal aid and ensure justice for all? a) 1985 b) 1990 c) 1976 d) 2000 Answer: a) 1985

3. Who is eligible for free legal aid under the Legal Services Authorities Act? a) Only individuals below the poverty line b) Only women and children c) Every person d) Only those accused of serious crimes Answer: c) Every person

4. Social advocacy involves: a) Providing financial assistance to individuals b) Promoting social change and justice through collective action c) Legal representation in court d) Offering psychological counseling to individuals Answer: b) Promoting social change and justice through collective action

5. The primary role of a social worker in legal aid is to: a) Act as a defense attorney b) Provide emotional support to clients c) Draft legal documents d) Represent the court in legal matters Answer: b) Provide emotional support to clients

6. Legal aid helps in ensuring: a) Access to justice for all, regardless of economic status b) Access to expensive lawyers only c) Legal loopholes d) Strict legal regulations Answer: a) Access to justice for all, regardless of economic status

7. The right to legal aid is a: a) Fundamental right b) Directive principle of state policy c) Legal provision only for the rich d) Privilege for legal practitioners Answer: a) Fundamental right

8. Which organization plays a key role in promoting legal aid in India? a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) b) Indian Bar Association c) Supreme Court Advocates Association d) Legal Aid Council of India Answer: a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

9. Pro bono legal work refers to: a) Legal work undertaken for free or at a reduced cost for those who cannot afford it b) Legal work for corporate clients c) Legal work for the government d) Legal work for non-governmental organizations Answer: a) Legal work undertaken for free or at a reduced cost for those who cannot afford it

10. The Legal Aid Clinics scheme was launched in India by: a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) b) Indian Law Institute c) Ministry of Law and Justice d) Bar Council of India Answer: a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA

11. The 'Amicus Curiae' in legal proceedings is a person appointed to: a) Assist the court by providing information or expertise b) Represent the accused c) Represent the plaintiff d) Assist the defense attorney Answer: a) Assist the court by providing information or expertise

12. A social worker's role in legal aid includes: a) Providing legal advice to clients b) Representing clients in court c) Investigating crimes d) Imposing legal sanctions Answer: a) Providing legal advice to clients

13. Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is a legal tool used for: a) Advocating for issues affecting the public or a group of people b) Private disputes between individuals c) Corporate litigation d) Criminal cases Answer: a) Advocating for issues affecting the public or a group of people

14. The "Right to Information Act" empowers citizens to: a) Seek legal advice for free b) Access government information and records c) Access private organization records d) Seek protection from defamation Answer: b) Access government information and records

15. Legal aid primarily focuses on providing assistance in the following areas: a) Criminal, civil, and administrative matters b) Civil and personal matters only c) Criminal matters only d) Administrative matters only Answer: a) Criminal, civil, and administrative matters

16. The primary aim of social advocacy is to: a) Protect the rights of individuals b) Advocate for government policies only c) Generate revenue for non-profits d) Strengthen legal enforcement agencies Answer: a) Protect the rights of individuals

17. In legal aid, the term "pro se" refers to: a) Representing oneself in legal proceedings b) Legal aid for professionals c) Legal aid for minors d) Legal aid for senior citizens Answer: a) Representing oneself in legal proceedings

18. The Legal Services Authorities Act mandates the establishment of: a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) b) State Legal Services Authorities (SLSAs) c) District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) d) All of the above Answer: d) All of the above

19. The role of a social worker in legal aid includes: a) Educating clients about legal processes and options b) Providing financial assistance to clients c) Appearing as legal counsel in court d) Initiating legal proceedings on behalf of clients Answer: a) Educating clients about legal processes and options

20. The "Access to Justice" principle ensures that: a) Legal remedies are not denied due to economic or other barriers b) Legal proceedings are expedited for specific cases c) Legal aid is provided only for criminal cases d) Legal services are privatized Answer: a) Legal remedies are not denied due to economic or other barriers

21. Which international document emphasizes the importance of legal aid in ensuring access to justice? a) Universal Declaration of Human Rights b) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights c) Convention on the Rights of the Child d) Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Answer: b) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

22. The Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) was enacted in which country? a) United Kingdom b) United States c) Australia d) Canada Answer: a) United Kingdom

23. "Community Legal Clinics" provide legal aid services to: a) Low-income individuals and families b) Corporations c) Government officials d) High-income individuals Answer: a) Low-income individuals and families

24. The "Client-Lawyer Relationship" is governed by: a) Legal Aid Regulations b) Legal Code of Ethics c) Legal Aid Policies d) Legal Aid Organizations Answer: b) Legal Code of Ethics

25. The principle of "confidentiality" in legal aid ensures that: a) Information shared by the client remains private and cannot be disclosed without consent b) Legal proceedings are transparent c) Legal aid is provided to all d) Lawyers share case information among themselves Answer: a) Information shared by the client remains private and cannot be disclosed without consent


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