Dr. Artaji, S.H., M.H.
The Legal Aid Bureau was established on February 18, 1969 as the embodiment of Prof.’s thoughts. Dr. Mochtar Kusumaatmadja, S.H., LL.M. to provide legal advisory services and legal assistance to the Justice Seeking Society.
Institutionally, the Legal Aid Bureau of the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University is led by the Chair, the Advisory Board (2 people), and 15 Members assigned by the Law Faculty based on the Decree of the Dean of the Faculty of Law Unpad Number 2651/UN6.A/HK.03/2021 concerning Appointment Legal Aid and Legal Consultation Bureau Team, Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University.
Founded on February 18, 1969 as the embodiment of the ideas of Prof. Dr. Mochtar Kusumaatmadja, S.H., LL.M. and is intended as a forum for higher education services to the community that can be carried out by the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University. This initiative was then followed by other Law Faculties in Indonesia, so that now the Legal Aid Bureau organized by the Law Faculty is not something foreign to the public.
At the beginning of its activities, the implementation of Legal Aid at the Legal Aid Bureau was carried out by lecturers/supervisors, while students who were members of the Legal Aid Bureau only paid attention and studied the activities carried out by their lecturers/supervisors. However, since 1971, the role of students has become bigger in organizing activities at the Legal Aid Bureau. After going through the apprenticeship and education process at the beginning of their involvement in the Legal Aid Bureau, students then become the main motor driving the activities in the Legal Aid Bureau. The activities of accepting prospective clients, interviews, and resolving cases are carried out by students. This is so that students can learn to handle cases under the guidance of lecturers.
In 1982 there was a change in the curriculum at the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University, which made it no longer possible for students to carry out case handling activities at the Legal Aid Bureau. Therefore, the implementation of legal aid activities at the Legal Aid Bureau was again carried out by the supervisors. However, the Legal Aid Bureau remains open to interns and students undergoing Real Work Lectures (professional).
The implementation of legal aid activities by the supervisors at the Legal Aid Bureau is based on incidental permission from the Java Baat High Court on the basis of good relations and the belief that the Legal Aid Bureau carries out the function of community service, so that supervisors who meet the requirements are given permission as Incidental Legal Advisors for the jurisdiction of the West Java High Court. In addition, the Legal Aid Bureau was also at that time fostering a cooperative relationship with the Ministry of Justice at that time in providing legal assistance on a free basis for criminal cases.
With the promulgation of Law no. 18 of 2003 Regarding Advocates, the Legal Aid Bureau of the Faculty of Law Unpad can no longer carry out the community service function in the form of providing legal aid and educational functions through legal aid because in Law no. 18 of 2003 stated that one of the requirements to become an advocate is not to be a civil servant, while all supervisors at the Legal Aid Bureau Unpad are Civil Servants, so that the practice permit originally issued by the High Court was transferred to the Advocate Organization. Furthermore, with regard to one of the conditions for granting an advocate permit mentioned above, it is not possible for supervisors at the Legal Aid Bureau to obtain a practice permit again.
In line with the history of its establishment, since 1976 until now the Legal Aid Bureau is part of the Clinical Education Program of the Faculty of Law, Padjadjaran University. Currently, since it no longer has a practice license, the existence of the Legal Aid Bureau aims to provide legal consultation and assistance which is an integral part of Community Service activities, besides that it aims to teach legal technical skills needed in legal science which are usually obtained at the Faculty of Law. through the Student Internship Program.
To further maximize its role, namely in assisting clients who are litigating in court, starting in 2014 the Legal Aid Bureau of Padjadjaran University has collaborated with partner advocates in handling cases in court. Meanwhile, to increase the scientific insight and knowledge of the members, monthly scientific discussions are held in the form of limited group discussions to dissect cases and discuss other interesting legal issues.
The purpose and objective of the Legal Aid Bureau of the Faculty of Law UNPAD is to carry out the Tri Dharma College Program by providing legal consultation services for civil, criminal, and state administration as well as legal advocacy for people who need legal assistance, especially for people who are economically disadvantaged.
Furthermore, realizing the ideals of a rule of law based on the principles of Pancasila, in particular the precepts of social justice, that:
all people are equal and equal according to the law.
Justice is not only enjoyed by the rich who can finance the case process, but can also be enjoyed by the poor.
WORK PROGRAM BUREAU OF LEGAL ASSISTANCE FACULTY OF LAW UNPAD
Involvement of students in consulting and case handling services.
Providing legal consultation for the Unpad academic community and justice seekers.
LEGAL TRAINING PROGRAM
Training on case handling techniques and advocacy techniques.
LEGAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Provision of Materials for Increasing Public Legal Awareness.
LEGAL CONSULTATION SERVICES
FOR COMMUNITIES WHO CANNOT
Monday to Friday
08:00 – 16:00
*Saturday, Sunday and public holidays no service
Jalan Progo No. 17 Bandung