Legal Rights Forum is an independent not-for profit, non-governmental organization that is efficiently, effectively managed on avant-garde standards. LRF has a democratic, transparent and participatory governance structure. The organizational governance structure constitutes an a Board of Governors comprising 09 members headed by a President; an Advisory Council consisting of 18 members headed by a Chief Advisor and Management Committee headed by Executive Director.For purposes of internal governance and decision making LRF has constituted Management Committee made up of 07 members. The significant features of the governance structure are its system of checks and balances and leading role given to the 27 rights based local development partners, law firms, law colleges, pro-bono lawyers, networks, development experts, media experts, human rights and labour rights and staff of the Forum.
The Advisory Council is composed of 18-members head by the Chief Advisor. They are experts in their respective fields of specializations. The responsibility of the Advisory Council is to provide technical advice and recommendation to LRF as and when requested for their expert opinion their most relevant filed.
Board of Governors
The 09 Member Board is the apex body responsible for governing the organization by establishing board policy, organizational goals; ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources; approving annual budget; appointment of auditors; policy direction and generally the oversight of the LRF.
The seven members Management Committee comprising the Executive Director, Director Policy and Programs, Advisor Civil Society Initiative, Advisor Education Program, Chairperson Women Lawyers Network, Director Finance/Finance Manager and the Internal Auditor. The Management Committee is responsible for high level planning, execution and implementation of the Governing Board decisions and LRF Strategic Plan. The Board also provides routine instructions to the organization’s staff and oversees the effective and efficient operational functionality of the staff and the network, on a regular basis. It also prepares policy suggestions for the Board of Governors.
For the purposes of implementation of the LRF Policies and for compliance of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) the following committees are constituted:
Admin & HR Committee
Endowment & Audit Committee
LRF Ethical Review Committee
Inquiry Committee under Protection against Harassment of women at Workplace
LRF has developed different policies which include; Finance and Account, Conflict of Interest, Fund Raising, Gender, Personal, Recruitment, Performance Evaluation, Procurement, Inquiry Committee, Social Welfare, Travel, Child Protection, Investment, Endowment, Monitoring and Evaluation, Human and Institutional Development. For more details about LRF Policies;