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Bombay Bar Association offers aid to advocates hit by Covid-19 lockdown – Times of India

MUMBAI: In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bombay Bar Association (BBA) has extended a helping hand to advocates facing financial difficulties due to the lockdown.
It has offered financial assistance to any advocate who is its member or any advocate who has applied for membership. It has allowed requests for financial aid even from those advocates who are not its members. “However, priority will be given to members of the Association,” said a notice issued by its honorary secretary Birendra Saraf.
BBA is one of the two big advocates associations in the Bombay high court and has over 3,000 members. The notice said one of the objectives of the BBA Trust is to provide financial assistance to advocates. “We also have a provision to contribute for medical help for lawyers with financial constraints. We regularly provide sponsorship to students including to participate in international moot courts,”Saraf told TOI.
The notice has listed a format for receiving applications which includes giving details of annual income and a statement that the advocate has not received any financial assistance from any other source. It has also requested members to inform other advocates about BBA’s offer to help.

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