Celebrating 15 years of pro bono in the community!
15 YEARS OF PRO BONO
Travel through space to see how Law Society Pro Bono Services came into existence.
PRO BONO STORIES
“I didn’t know whether I would win or lose the lawsuit, so I was very worried about it. Then, when I met the lawyers, I was reassured and they gave me a lot of strength. I believe the lawyers will fight the best case for me, and I could trust and rely on them. I am very grateful for them.”
– Su Su Mar, an Ad Hoc Pro Bono Scheme beneficiary and foreign domestic worker who suffered a tragic injury severing four fingers on her dominant hand during illegal deployment
“We all make mistakes in life but not everyone understands our backstory… not everyone understands the things that we go through everyday which led to us making these wrong choices. Before coming to LSPBS, I was unaware of my option of probation. I was faced with criminal charges and I was really at a loss.”
– Kye, a Criminial Legal Aid Scheme youth beneficiary (not his real name)
Kye, during an interview, shared how Sadhana wasn't just a lawyer to him, but someone who taught him better and helped him turn over a new leaf.
When a crime is committed, we tend to focus on the act itself and forget that there are other related problems that can push one to commit these crimes in the first place.
Watch Cai Chengying, former CLAS Fellow and Senior Assistant Director of Law Society Pro Bono Services, as she shares with Our Grandfather Story the challenging situations her clients face through her journey as a pro bono lawyer in an animation featured on their O+ series.
After suffering abuse at the hands of her ex-employer for almost a year, Yuni called the Centre for Domestic Employees for help. She was taken to the hospital on the same day and found with several personal injuries, including facial bruises and a chipped tooth. The ex-employer was sentenced to 15 months' jail after pleading guilty to maid abuse.
Yuni's case was referred to Law Society Pro Bono Services and our volunteer lawyer, Viviene Sandhu from Clifford Law LLP, immediately took on the case and successfully negotiated compensation for Yuni.