NUS Pro Bono Group Appreciation Tea cum EXCO Elections 2012

Dear members,

It is the time of the year to celebrate our successes and renew our Group’s leadership! The NUS Pro Bono Group will be holding its Annual Appreciation Tea, in conjunction with the EXCO Elections on 23 March 2011 from 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm, at SR 4-4 (venue TBC).
Applications for EXCO Positions for AY 2012/13

If you are passionate about Pro Bono, and wish to be part of the team that will make it happen, join us! You will have great opportunities to lead and organise projects in a club that is devoted to helping the community, and you can help shape the future of this club in a manner that is relevant to law students like yourself!

Positions available:

  1. President
  2. Vice-President
  3. Secretary
  4. Treasurer
  5. Project Heads (7)
  6. Events and Publicity Co-Heads (2)

To apply, please email us at [email protected] with the following details, stating ‘Elections 2012/13’ as the subject by Friday, 16 March 2012, 11.59 p.m.:

1) Name:
2) Year of Study:
3) Contact No:
4) Email:
5) *Positions interested in (Up to 3, in order of preference)

  *Please note that while you can apply for up to any 3 positions, positions can only be run for in this order of priority: 1) President, 2) Vice-President, 3) All other positions  (That is, if you wish to run for President or Vice-President, you have to state those two positions first.)

Please be prepared to deliver a short elections campaign speech (3 minutes) during Elections itself. More details will be provided in the following weeks! Attendance at the Elections is compulsory for members of the Pro Bono Group.

Looking forward to your applications! And see you guys during the Appreciation Tea and Elections!

Pro Bono By-Elections

In light of the growth of our group, the NUS Pro Bono Group By-Elections was conducted from 16 to 18 September 2011. The Returning Officer, Ng Boon Gan, released the results to all our members on Monday, 19 September 2011.

Through a simple majority of the valid votes, we welcome

Thiam Jia Min as Liaison Officer in charge of RELAC (Liaison), and

Heidi Tan as RELAC Co-Head in charge of RELAC (Northlight).

We thank all members for participating in the voting process.


pro bono adj. short for pro bono publico, Latin for “for the public good,”Legal work performed by lawyers without pay to help people with legal problems and limited or no funds, or provide legal assistance to organizations involved in social causes such as environmental, consumer, minority, youth, battered women and education organizations and charities.

Law.Com Dictionary

The NUS Pro Bono Group was established in February 2005 with a view to cultivate the spirit of pro bono in the NUS Faculty of Law. The Group creates and sources out opportunities for law students to meet the many legal needs in society. Hence our motto – “To inform. To involve. To inspire.” On average, a new Pro Bono opportunity is introduced every 2-3 weeks. Check out the sidebar for upcoming Projects and Events.

For organizations

The NUS Pro Bono Group opens and maintains channels between organizations that require assistance with legal matters and law students who would like to volunteer their legal knowledge and skills. Some of our current partner organizations include the Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL), the Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE), and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). Students’ involvement in projects varies from research to sessions at legal clinics to raising legal awareness among specific groups of society.

If you belong to an organization that would like to collaborate on a project with us, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

If you should require more information about who we are and what we do, click on the About Us page to find out more about our student organization and click on the Projects page to find out more about our completed and current projects. Or simply just drop us an email and we would be happy to answer any of your queries.