Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy has awarded the "Dubai Endowment Sign" to the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department in recognition of the Department's initiative to develop the Voluntary Legal Services Smart Portal. Through the Smart Platform, legal services are offered to members of the public free of charge by advocacy and legal consultancy firms taking part in the initiative.
His Excellency Dr. Lowai Mohamed Belhoul, Director General of the Department, received the Dubai Endowment Sign from His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy, in the presence of Ms. Zainab Juma Al Tamimi, Director of the Centre.
On this occasion, Dr. Belhoul expressed pride that the Department is the first Government Entity to be granted the Dubai Endowment Sign from Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy. His Excellency added that the Dubai Endowment Sign motivates the Department to further step up its efforts to serve the community, in line with the directives of the UAE visionary leadership and the values of tolerance and charity, to create equal opportunities for the whole of society and raise their level of happiness.
Dr. Belhoul noted that the Smart Voluntary Legal Services Platform is accessible by all members of the public and provides some 26,000 appointments (time slots) monthly for the public to seek legal advice from advocacy and legal consultancy firms participating in the platform in various legal disciplines, including personal status, civil transactions, commercial transactions, penalties, procedures, etc.
For his part, his Excellency Ali Al Mutawa said that "the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department is worthy of recognition on all levels, thanks to its genuine commitment to serve the community through beneficial initiatives that serve and respond to the most urgent needs of the community and improve the quality of life in all aspects."
He added: "In this context, awarding the Dubai Endowment Sign to the Legal Affairs Department in recognition of the Voluntary Legal Services Smart Platform, which provides a new service that is accessible to all and extends the concept of the innovative endowment initiative launched by the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to cover new segments of society, comes in line with the "Endowment for All" principle which the whole of the UAE believes in."