Pro Bono in the news

Chief Justice Menon urges new lawyers to embrace pro bono work 
Channel Newsasia , 27 July 2013

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon emphasised the importance of an active engagement in pro bono work amongst lawyers. Addressing community law, the Chief Justice also said that community lawyers are a necessity.

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Law students take to pro bono work
The Straits Times, 1 September 2013

As part of the mandatory pro bono requirement that will apply next May, law students will soon have to do up to 20 hours of unpaid volunteer work in their second year of study. Meanwhile, first year students from the National University of Singapore are already actively involved in various pro bono projects ahead of the mandatory requirement.

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NUS Pro Bono in the Law Gazette

Law Gazette April 2011 coverWe’re featured in the April issue of the Law Gazette! In the Pro Bono Publico column, student volunteers from NUS shared their thoughts on pro bono. Check out what some of our members have to say:

 Will you continue to do pro bono work after you pass the bar?

Ong Shao Rong:
I would very much like to continue with pro bono work after I start practice because it serves as a reminder of why I chose to read law.

Ang Jian Kai:
Yes, I would or I would not be practising what I preach! However, it is ultimately about the balancing of time and responsibilities. That is not easy at all.

Read the full article here.