Who We Are

Community Legal Services (CLS) is a Department for International Development (DFID), UK supported project being implemented by a consortium consisting of Maxwell Stamp PLC, as principal contractor, and the British Council and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (UK), as partners. The CLS is a five-year programme and the implementation period is scheduled from August 2012 to August 2017. The main modality of the CLS is to provide grants to eligible NGOs in order to deliver community legal services.

What We Do

The CLS programme aims to provide greater access to justice to the poor, marginalised and socially excluded communities in Bangladesh. Its overall objective is to improve the quality and coverage of CLS in Bangladesh, build sustainability into CLS programme interventions of potential grant partners, and encourage and create an enabling environment for legal services NGOs and community based organisations to coordinate their activities for improved delivery of CLS to the target beneficiaries.

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Featured News: Sustainability of Community Legal Services

Under the thematic area of access to justice, a day-long conference titled ‘Sustainability of Community Legal Services’ was held on 4 February 2017 at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. The conference was designed to highlight the…

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