Support Schemes

The Law Society has established the following schemes to assist and support members.

Not sure which support scheme addresses your issues? Use our Support Schemes Assessment Tool to learn more about how the Law Society can assist you. Alternatively, please write to for more information.

Relational Mentorship

This scheme aims to provide mentor upon request with a focus on the psychological well-being of young practitioners.

Members' Assistance & Care Helpline

Under this one-stop referral and information service, members may call to speak confidentially on ethical issues at work or problems which may affect work.

Tech Support Facilitator Scheme

The Law Society has launched a ‘Tech Support Facilitator’ scheme to assist members in using Zoom or other virtual meeting and/or online collaboration tools.

Compassion Fund

The LawSoc-SBF Foundation Compassion Fund is a financial outreach initiative that aims to offer one-off financial aid and one-stop referral support to employees in need within the industry.

Mentoring Scheme for Small Firms

This is a mentoring programme where proprietors and partners of small law practices are mentored by experienced senior lawyers on issues relating to practice management.


Are you facing personal problems and do not know where to turn to? Consult a counsellor under the LawCare scheme, a confidential counselling service administered in conjunction with the Counselling and Care Centre.

Defence Assist

To assist members facing disciplinary proceedings, the Society has launched an initiative called Defence Assist. Under this scheme, members facing disciplinary proceedings may seek legal assistance on disciplinary proceedings from fellow members who have volunteered to provide such assistance.


In the unfortunate event of a dispute between law practices, parties concerned may wish to consider mediation by a Senior Counsel. Under SCMediate, any Senior Counsel in private practice will, upon request and subject to his availability, act as mediator to mediate a dispute between law practices without charge where the total time spent does not exceed half a day.


Under this scheme, the Society has collated a list of senior lawyers who have volunteered to provide advice and guidance to junior lawyers on various areas of law.

Welfare Fund

The Society administers a Fund to assist members, former members and their dependants in financial hardship.

Career Path

A programme under the Law Society’s Support Schemes for younger practitioners to seek guidance on career and work related issues

Practice Consult

Under this scheme, a legal practice management consultant offers guidance and advice on practice risk management, practice management issues or client relationships on a strictly confidential basis.

Cost Dispute Resolve

This scheme aims to provide an alternative avenue for member, their clients and third parties to resolve disputes on legal costs amicably and economically.

Young Lawyers Law Mentors Scheme

This scheme is an informal peer to peer support scheme that pairs up Young Lawyers with Law Graduates & Newly Qualified Lawyers.