Established in July 2011 with financial aid from Global Rights for three years, to provide legal assistance to women and girls seeking access to justice. The project was a huge success during its first three years after which INL took over and funded the project through Colombo Plan when Global Rights’ legal projects ended in Herat. Currently LAB has three lawyers and one provincial project director. The defense lawyers provide quality legal advice to a wide range of clients on family and criminal issues but only process and represent cases at the court that meet the project criteria that are family cases. LAB is located inside the family court building and is working closely with senior legal advisors from Herat family court and persecutors from Herat attorney general’s office and Herat directorate of justice.