Representation for Individuals

​​​​​Criminal Legal Aid Scheme

No one should be deprived of access to justice simply because they cannot afford a lawyer. Volunteer to offer legal representation to accused persons with limited financial means.

(1) Scheme : Free legal representation for non capital cases where accused claims trial.

(2) Volunteer Requirements : Advocate and Solicitor Practising in a Singapore Law Practice.

(3) Average Pro Bono Time Commitment : 25  to 100 hours per lawyer per annum.

(4) Support Given For Volunteer Lawyers: Sourcing for assisting counsel/volunteer psychiatrists/volunteer interpreters, ad hoc legal research and paralegal support by volunteer law undergraduates, mentoring for junior lawyers by senior CLAS practitioners.


 

Ad Hoc Pro Bono Referral Scheme

Provide legal representation to needy persons not covered by formal legal aid but with exceptional circumstances.

(1) Scheme : Pro bono legal representation for Civil or Criminal matters (not covered by CLAS).

(2) Volunteer Requirements : Advocate and Solicitor Practising in a Singapore Law Practice. 

(3) Average Pro Bono Time Commitment : 25  to 100 hours per lawyer per annum 

(4) Support Given For Volunteer Lawyers: Sourcing for assisting counsel/volunteer psychiatrists/volunteer interpreters, legal research and paralegal support by volunteer law undergraduates, mentoring for junior lawyers by senior practitioners.

 

For assistance/more information on the above, please email us at volunteer_pbso@lawsoc.org.sg.​

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