Valentine’s Day Fundraising

vdayfundraising2014VALENTINE’S DAY is around the corner!

This year,  NUS LSIRC, NUS Pro Bono Group and the NUS Law RAG Committee are collaborating to hold a fundraising event on 13th February and 14th February.

There will be the sale of roses, cookies and balloons, busking, song dedications, games and a photobooth!

All proceeds will go to a charity organisation, TWC2 (Transient Workers Count Too) and to RAG.

So join us at NUS, Faculty of Law, outside co-op, on Thursday 13th February and Friday 14th February!

See you there!

NUS Pro Bono Scoop (Jan/Feb 2014)

The NUS Pro Bono Group is proud to present our (revived) newsletter. By bringing our Pro Bono updates a little closer to home, it is our hope that you will be inspired to find ways to lend a helping hand to those around you too! Have a good read and here is wishing everyone a wonderful semester ahead! Stay tuned for the next issue!

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A Night to be Remembered

As far as Friday evenings go, nowhere are they more appreciated in than Law School. The 4th of October was no exception even though the Pro Bono Group was still in school for our very own cohesion at the Upper Quad long after the last tutorial ended. A good sky graced the evening and with the fluffy pillows and bamboo mats on the field, who could have asked for a better way to end the week and get together as a group?

As the crowd slowly streamed in so did good humour. Getting into the mood, everyone, courtesy of comical props and silly antics, realized a few digital memories at a photobooth foreshadowing the upcoming Halloween celebrations.

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And yes, everyone means everyone

Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge opened the event with a speech reinforcing the significance of the Pro Bono Group’s efforts and how it is ultimately a privilege to use the skills we acquire in law school for the greater good in our pro bono work. It was a heartening reminder that we had come together as a club to celebrate that privilege.

Short and succinct was the speech, to the gratitude of the many hungry souls. The cohesion then started in earnest with the serving of food and up-beat performances by our talented peers taking us into the evening.

singerKenii took us through most of the evening with his crooning and ended off by telling us what the fox says

After many rousing songs and good company, the night soon came to a close. Judging from the sea of happy faces, it was indeed another enjoyable evening out on the Upper Quad.

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A round of applause for the talents on show.

Though we come with a desire to serve and contribute, it may well be futile if we do not come together to enjoy the sense of community and be reminded that we are part of a greater effort that does not walk alone in our journey to inform, to be involved and to inspire. Here’s to another great year for meaningful and fruitful Pro Bono projects!

Written by: Ryce Lee and Joshua Goh
Photographs by: Leung Liwen

Pro Bono in the news

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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.

Read about it here.

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.

Read about it here.

Pro Bono Group Registration + Presentation Slides

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. 

*All existing members are required to re-register to renew your membership and indicate your project of interest!

*If you are interested in signing up for more than one project,  drop the relevant Project Heads an email, indicating what are the projects you are interested in. Contact information of the Project/Committee Heads can be found here.

View the Welcome Tea Presentation hereNUS PBG Welcome Tea Presentation.

Pro Bono Group Welcome Tea 2013 [Updated]

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So you’ve heard about Pro Bono, but have no idea what it is? Or do you know what it is but don’t know how you can be involved? Look no further! The Pro Bono Group Welcome Tea is your answer!

Join us on on the 14th of August (Wednesday), 11AM at the Auditorium and we will tell you everything you want to know. Our Project Heads will be introducing their projects. Find out what you will be doing and what the commitment is like. Ask any burning questions you may have too.

OH! And did we mention there will be a reception after? We’ll see you there!

ATTENTION!
Please take note of the change in time for the welcome tea. 
It is now taking place between 11AM – 12PM, at the Auditorium (Block B) on 14th August 2013 (Wednesday).