Law Awareness Weeks@CDC 2022 is brought to you by Law Society Pro Bono Services, in partnership with the five Community Development Councils, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law Centre for Pro Bono Clinical Legal Education, Singapore Management University Pro Bono Centre, Singapore University of Social Sciences School of Law and Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Pro Bono Chapter, supported by the People’s Association.
LAW@CDC 2022 Partners
Law Society Pro Bono Services
Law Society Pro Bono Services is an initiative by The Law Society of Singapore to help bring free legal assistance to those in need in our community. It is part of The Law Society’s stated mission to ensure access to justice for all.
Our work is supported by our volunteers who give generously and selflessly of their time and expertise for the needy in our community and financially by contributions from individual lawyers, law practices, private donations, foundations, corporations and key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Law, TOTE Board and various community partners.
For more information on our pro bono programmes please visit https://www.lawsocprobono.org.
Community Development Councils
Since 1997, the CDCs have been bridging communities by strengthening social infrastructure, building social resilience and social capital, and promoting a culture of giving back, through the following ways:
(a) Aggregator of Needs and Resources
(b) Builder of Capability / Capacity in Partners and Networks
(c) Connector of Communities
There are five Community Development Councils (CDCs), namely, Central Singapore, North East, North West, South East and South West CDCs. Mayors of the Districts are Chairman of the respective CDCs. The Office of the Mayors comprises:
(a) Ms Low Yen Ling - Chairman of Mayors’ Committee & Mayor of South West District
(b) Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng - Mayor of Central Singapore District
(c) Mr Desmond Choo - Mayor of North East District
(d) Mr Alex Yam - Mayor of North West District
(e) Mr Mohd Fahmi Aliman - Mayor of South East District
For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov.sg.
Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
The Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education oversees and runs pro bono and clinical legal education programmes at NUS Law. The Centre’s activities have their roots in the rich tradition of pro bono work among staff and students.
Among its key objectives, the Centre seeks to develop and enhance legal skills in NUS Law students, particularly in community lawyering, and to build legal awareness programmes primarily targeted at the social service sector so as to provide legal assistance to such organisations, and thereby promote the welfare of vulnerable members in our community.
For more information, please visit https://law.nus.edu.sg
Singapore Management University, Pro Bono Centre
As a stakeholder of the justice system, Singapore Management University (SMU) Pro Bono Centre has advocated a pro bono culture amongst law students through various pro bono programmes ever since the founding of the SMU School of Law in 2007.
The Centre handles all pro bono projects including running legal clinics at SMU, and organising and hosting programmes to raise pro bono consciousness. The Pro Bono Centre has been supported by the RHT Rajan Menon Foundation since 2017.
For more information, please visit https://pbc.smu.edu.sg/
School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences
The SUSS School of Law’s primary focus is to support the nation’s efforts to train and produce first-rate practitioners in the areas of criminal law and family practice.
Accordingly, our LLB and JD programmes adopt a pedagogical approach that emphasises problem-solving, by splicing the learning of substantive law with practice-oriented application.
Exposure to cross-disciplinary fields, as well as opportunities for all students to engage meaningfully with members of both the Bar and the Judiciary, ensure that our graduates enter the profession primed for practice not just with the foundational knowledge and skills, but also a keen sense of purpose
For more information, please visit https://www.suss.edu.sg/
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited, is the national association serving the in-house community in Singapore. As connectivity is imperative to in-house lawyers in their day to day projects and tasks, to make sensible and important resolutions to the organization they serve, the SCCA aims to serve the needs of just that.
Currently, the SCCA reaches out to over 3000 in-house counsel in Singapore and continues to grow its network and connections in the region and around the world with counsel ranging from 10,000 in APAC to 100,000 around the world.
It prides in building reputable training programs, toolkits, competency frameworks and skills required by domestic and regional corporate lawyers and will continue to be committed in this endeavour.
For more information, please visit https://www.scca.org.sg/