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Pro Bono: Social Enterprises


Pro bono resources for social enterprises with a focus on: 

  • layman guides
  • agencies that provide legal assistance to social enterprises
  • legislation
  • forms
  • using volunteer workers
  • collecting donations from the public.

Acknowledgement: Special thanks to Chong Le Yue, Jess '18 (LL.B. (Hon.) NUS) for her advice and assistance in this section.


A. Generally

Use LINC, our library catalogue to look for titles (both print and electronic). Sample search terms:

  • Commercial clauses
  • Boilerplate (we have e-books!)
  • Contract drafting
  • Forms and precedents…

B. LawNet

LawNet has its own commercial precedent bank. Check the "Commercial Precedents" box under Reference Materials on the main search page. 

Note that the governing law of the precedents vary, e.g.

  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • England
  • Hong Kong
  • New York.

C. Print Collection

The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents (UK)

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  • Precedents for a variety of contracts
  • Drafting notes to precedents
  • Detailed commentary on relevant law and practice

Notable volumes

  • v 4(3) Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses
  • v 6(2) Charities and Charitable Giving
  • v 7(2) Commercial Contracts & Other Documents
  • v11 Companies Acquisitions, Mergers & Demergers
  • v 12(3) Confidentiality: Deeds, Agreements and Declarations
  • v 21(1) Intellectual Property (Patents, Technology Transfer and Licensing)
  • v 21(2) Intellectual Property
  • v 21(3) Intellectual Property: Trade Marks, Designs, Border Measures, Taxation
  • v 26(1) 2017 Licensing
  • v 32 Research & Development, Registered Societies
  • Call Number  : KB220 Enc
  • Location   : Reference 1, Level 1 

Boilerplate : Practical Clauses

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The library also has the 2012 edition, the 2010 edition and 2005 edition

  • Call Number : KB130 Chr 2015
  • Location  : RBR, Level 1

Commercial Transactions in Singapore : the Law and Model Documents (4th ed)

  • Call Number : KE5115 Mod 2016
  • Location  : Singapore-Malaysia Collection, Level 1

Practical Commercial Precedents

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  • Call Number : KB115 Pra
  • Location  : Reference 1, Level 1

Practical Lending and Security Precedents 

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  • Call Number : KB119 Pra
  • Location  : RBR, Level 1

Specific Issues

Refer to resources below for laws to keep in mind when using voluntary workers in your organisation:

Laws relevant to screening of videos at public events:

For licensing of motion pictures, refer to the Motion Picture Licensing Company website.

Research Librarian

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Yee Xin Chai
C J Koh Law Library
+65 6601 7163

Acknowledgement & Contacts

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