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Legal Support

Last updated: 04 August 2021

General info

To find a lawyer, please refer to this directory by the Law Society of Singapore.

If you are looking to represent yourself in court without a lawyer, you can approach the Community Justice Centre’s On-Site Legal Clinic for a one-off, 20 minute consultation on your case.

The following legal clinics offer support for those who have never engaged a lawyer before and are seeking general legal advice for personal matters. Legal advice is provided via a one-off, 20-minute consultation with a volunteer lawyer. Some of these clinics are means-tested.

The legal clinics do not offer advice for business, corporate or investment matters. They are also unable to advise you on where to find a lawyer, provide you with legal aid, and cannot act on your behalf.

You can find more legal clinics beside those listed below by referring to this directory

If you are a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident, you can approach the Community Legal Clinics that are operated by The Law Society of Singapore. They offer a one-off, 20-minute legal consultation for those who have never sought legal advice before, and/or are unable to afford a lawyer.

Consultations operation on a by-appointment basis. To register for an appointment, you can

  • Call 6536-0650;
  • Send an email to clc@lawsocprobono.org; or
  • Speak to their Officer directly at the Help Centre in Basement 1 of State Courts

The Singapore Management University (SMU) operates a pro-bono legal clinic that is open to people of all nationalities, who have not sought legal advice on their matter before and are from a low income or disadvantaged group.

Registration is required before an appointment is made for consultation at the legal clinic. To register for appointment, you may:

  • Call 6828-1951
  • Email probonocentre@smu.edu.sg
  • Go to this booking form to register for the Pro Bono Centre Legal Clinic.

AWARE’s Legal Clinic offers a free 20-minute, one-time, general advice consultation to women seeking general legal advice for issues concerning family law, family violence, Sharia Law and other personal issues.

Consultations operate on a by-appointment basis. To make an appointment, call the Women’s Helpline at 1800-777-5555 (Mon to Fri, 10am to 6pm)

The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) offers free legal advice via their Civil Law and Muslim Law legal clinics . The clinics are by appointment only and a means-test applies.

NOTE: SCWO has temporarily suspended their legal clinics due to COVID-19.

Further avenues for support

For sex workers or people engaged in sexualised labour

Project X - for sex workers or people engaged in sexualised labour

Project X provides para-counselling services, support groups, and case management (for both legal and non-legal courses of action).

  • Call/text 9060-9906 (Available for calls, WhatsApp and text) and @projectx_sg (Telegram)
  • Email hello@theprojectx.org
HOME - for migrant domestic worker

HOME provides direct assistance, shelter, and legal aid to migrant workers in distress.

  • Call 1800-797-7977
  • Message 9787 3122 (WhatsApp / Viber / SMS)
  • Visit
    • 111 North Bridge Road, Peninsula Plaza, #04-32, Singapore 179098
    • 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, #06-22, Singapore 238863
    • 810 Geylang Road, City Plaza, #02-95, Singapore 40928