Last updated: 04 August 2021
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.
For free legal advice on personal matters
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
Community Legal Clinics
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- Speak to their Officer directly at the Help Centre in Basement 1 of State Courts
SMU Pro-Bono Legal Clinic
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:
Legal clinics for women
AWARE’s 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)
SCWO legal clinics
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 email@example.com
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)
- 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