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Pro Bono: Pro Bono Landscape


This page features various publications relating to pro bono activities in Singapore.

Pro Bono Landscape

A selection of articles relating to pro bono work and legal aid:

1. Pro Bono In the Legal Profession

2. Student Pro Bono

3. Legal Aid

A selection of books on pro bono, clinical legal education and related topics available at the C J Koh Law Library:

A. Singapore

Helena Whalen-Bridge, ed, Pro bono in Singapore : the PBG story, (Singapore: National University of Singapore, 2016)

Helena Whalen-Bridge & Jaclyn Neo, Litigants in person : principles and practice in civil and family matters in Singapore (Singapore: Academy Publishing, 2021)

Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services, Advocates for the arts : a legal handbook for the creative industries (Singapore: Law Society Pro Bono Services, 2018)

B. Asia

Shruvo Prosum Sarker, Clinical legal education in Asia: accessing justice for the underprivileged(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

C. Australia

Australian Pro Bono Centre, Pro bono partnerships and models : a practical guide to what works, 2nd ed. (Chatswood: LexisNexis Butterworths, 2016)


Robert Granfield & Lynn Mather, eds, Private lawyers and the public interest: the evolving role of pro bono in the legal profession, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009

Linden Thomas, Steven Vaughan, Bharat Malkani & Theresa Lynch, eds, Reimagining clinical legal education (Oxford: Hart, 2018)

Kevin Kerrigan & Victoria Murray, eds, A student guide to clinical legal education and pro bono, (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)


Samuel Estreicher & Joy Radice, Beyond elite law: access to civil justice in America, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Nelson P. Miller, Building your practice with pro bono for lawyers, (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2012)

Deborah L. Rhode, Pro bono in principle and in practice: public service and the professions, (Stanford: Stanford Law and Politics, 2005)

American Bar Association, Standards for programs providing civil pro bono legal services to persons of limited means, (Chicago: American Bar Association, 2014)

Aman Singh Das, Danielle Correa & the staff at Vault, The vault guide to law firm pro bono programs, (New York: Vault Reports Inc, 2009)

1. Articles and Online Guides

COV-AID (2020)
COV-AID is made up of a team of NUS Law students. It was born out of the desire to help the community comprehend the vast number of laws, regulations and legal issues arising from COVID-19. Contains sections on Government Grants and Navigating COVID-19 Laws as well as academic essays and interviews with lawyers on the impact of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Legal Booklet for Migrant Workers (2020)
Guide covering some of the problems faced by migrant workers due to COVID-19 like salary, termination of employment and transfer issues. Published with the assistance of NUS Law students by the Centre of Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education. It is available in 5 other languages on the CPBCLE website.

COVID-19: Legal Factsheet for Migrant Workers (2020)
Created with the assistance of NUS Law students working under the NUS Centre for Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education. This Infographic is published in 5 other languages on the CPBCLE website.

Criminal Justice Club: Articles
Articles written by members of the CJC, NUS Law.

IP Arts Infopack (2020)
Manual produced by the Intellectual Property Students' Association (NUS Law), and supported by IPOS and NUS Centre for the Arts. Seeks to equip visual and performing arts groups in Singapore with a basic framework for understanding IP protection in Singapore.

Legal Toolkit for Witnesses: With a Focus on Vulnerable Witnesses (2020)
Joint collaboration between the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, Hagar Singapore Ltd, the State Courts and the Community Justice Centre.

Newsletter written by members of the Pro Bono Group, NUS Law (AY 2018-19)

When a Death Occurs: a Guide to Practical Matters
Published in partnership with Ang Chin Moh Foundation, this is a collaboration between Singapore Hospice Council and volunteer students from NUS Law supervised by AP Ruby Lee. It covers legal aspects relating to a death, including asset distribution.

2. Books/Theses

Doing Good Better: Why Lawyers Perform Pro Bono and How Different Lawyers Can Do It Better 
Academic dissertation by Ang Jian Kai (NUS Law, 2013)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deputyship Applications
MCA Deputyship Guidebook Project Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education, NUS Law (2019)

Law students and lawyers in the news in recent years:

Acknowledgement & Contacts

Clement Lin Zikai '18 (LL.B. (Hon.) NUS) was the editor of this page from Jan 2019 to April  2022.

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