The following are some possible instances that will guarantee you of a free lawyer or legal advice in Singapore: 1.) If you are currently involved in a legal issue or is dealing with a personal matter and you do not have someone to represent your ion the court; 2.) You are not capable to hire a lawyer; 3.) if you are a Singapore national or an SPR (Singapore Permanent Resident) dwelling in SG.
Pro Bono Services Office
It is here where you can acquire a free legal service, advice and information specifically at the legal community clinics of the Law Society. Taking the time to visit one of the legal clinics will give you the opportunity to meet up with one of the lawyers and talk together for twenty minutes.
Pro Bono Services Office (http://probono.lawsociety.org.sg/)
Community Justice Center, Level 1, The State Courts of Singapore
Phone: +65 6536 0650
Open Mondays through Thursdays excluding public holidays and public holidays’ eve.
Important Things to Prepare
The following are important things that you need to prepare when planning to go to Pro Bono Services Office to seek for legal advice:
- Personal details
- Hearing dates
- Name of adverse party
- Dates regarding agreements, duration of events, contracts, etc.
- Factual background of the case or issue
- Detailed description of the case or issue
- For Divorce Issues: number of children, agreements on custody, agreement on maintenance, division of conjugal assets, contribution of each party to your household, whether or not you are married as Muslims.
Place of Appointments:
South West District
The JTC Summit #03-01, 8 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609434 (Near Jurong East MRT Station)
Hours: Wednesday 7pm – 9pm
Central Singapore District
HDB Hub Bizthree Lift Lobby 1, #07-11, 490 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310490 (Near Toa Payoh MRT Station)
Hours: Thursday 7pm – 9pm
North West District
Woodlands Civic Centre #06-07, 900 South Woodlands Drive Singapore 730900 (Near Woodlands MRT Station)
Hours: Monday 7pm – 9pm
South East District
Singapore Post Centre #02-01, 10 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408600 (Near Paya Lebar MRT Station)
Hours: Tuesday 7pm – 9pm