Launched in 2007, and incorporated in 2017 as a company limited by guarantee, Law Society Pro Bono Services (“LSPBS”) is a registered charity with an Institution of a Public Character (“IPC”) status.
LSPBS seeks to provide pro bono legal assistance to the community and to organisations in Singapore serving the needy and disadvantaged. Its primary mission of ensuing access to justice for all is embodied in the following key initiatives.
Law Awareness – bringing the law to the man on the street, by teaching rights and responsibilities under the law, through talks, publications and partnerships with organisations for their members and beneficiaries.
Community Legal Clinics – free of charge, one-on-one consult and basic legal advice for personal matters.
Criminal Legal Aid Scheme – pro bono representation for needy accused persons who are unable to afford a lawyer, and are facing non-capital charges in a Singapore court, regardless of nationality.
Assist NPOs – building capacity in the non-profit, charitable and social enterprise sector by matching community organisations with a volunteer lawyer for pro bono corporate legal advice.
Ad Hoc Pro Bono Assessment Scheme – pro bono representation to litigants who fall outside existing legal aid schemes, but require assistance due to exceptional circumstances.
For more information, visit the Law Society Pro Bono Services’ website.