Things are made worse by the fact that legal answers are hard to come by. The law is a mystery to the many people; it has procedures and jargon which are often confusing and even intimidating.
Many people do not have access to a lawyer, either because of money or an ingrained social resistance to seeing one. As a result, they ask for informal advice from friends, and, in the process often receive inaccurate information with no way of verifying it.
Every year, our pro bono programmes provide accurate and relevant legal help to thousands who need it but cannot otherwise afford to access it.
Our lawyers give generously and selflessly of their time and expertise for the needy in our community - to help those who can't help themselves.
Our lawyers also do pro bono work for charitable organisations, helping them to help others.
However, financial resources are still needed to run and administer the free legal assistance programmes.
Your gift allows the Pro Bono Services Office to run these programmes offering lawyers a platform to be a voice for the voiceless, providing support and renewed hope for lives.