SCCA is proud to invite all in-house counsels to be part of its pro bono initiatives, ranging from signing up to SCCA’s Pro Bono Pledge to our PIER Counsel Project
SCCA Pro Bono Committee aims to encourage the pro bono spirit within the in-house community and to find and publicise pro bono opportunities for in-house counsels. If you would like to publicise any pro bono opportunities for in-house counsels, to collaborate on any potential pro bono opportunities, or to be on our volunteer mailing list, please reach out to us from here
SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge
The SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge is the yearly flagship event conducted by the SCCA ProBono chapter. This competition for law students in Singapore provides a unique opportunity to experience the role of an in-house counsel by simulating the work done by in-house counsels every day. Participants will be tasked with providing advice on legal challenges arising from employees’ usage of social media, and the implementation of a social media policy. The event spans over a couple of months and offers multiple workshops and learning opportunities for students along the way. It is designed to give participants a glimpse into the real-world challenges faced by in-house legal professionals and provides an exciting and educational experience for all participants.
PIER - A Social Initiative
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited (“SCCA”), in collaboration with NOVA8, is pleased to announce a new social initiative, “PIER”. The programme aims to empower young or transitioning lawyers (PIER Counsel) to provide legal support services to Participating Organisations on a heavily subsidised basis. PIER Counsel with little or no prior relevant experience may be supported by PIER Mentors, comprised of experienced counsel with in-house or private practice experience.
"No one should be left hungry"
Project Zero aims to further sustainable development and reduce social inequality in Singapore by:
- Supporting a selected charity's work through tangible and novel ways; and
- Empowering corporate counsel and their organisations who wish to do more for our community.
Collaboration with CDC, LSPBS, and IHL
On 25 September 2020, SCCA signed an MOU with the Community Development Councils, Law Society Pro Bono Services, National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Social Sciences.
The purpose of the MOU was for parties to collaborate together to increase legal awareness and access to justice, in particular LAW@CDC and CLC@CDC.
To kick off the collaboration, SCCA members volunteered to be moderators and speakers for Law Awareness Weeks @ CDC 2020. If you would like to volunteer to be part of public awareness talks and legal clinics under this collaboration, please contact us
Our Pro Bono Initiatives
In support of Law Society Pro Bono Services, we invite in-house counsels to participate in the following pro bono initiatives:
• Community Legal Clinics, in particular, the Migrants Workers Clinics (1st/3rd Sundays of the month during lunchtime) and FAST (3rd Sunday of the month during lunchtime);
• Charity Governance Kits;
• Pro Bono Research Support;
• Content contribution for Pro Bono awareness and sharing sessions;
• Legal Awareness Talks; and
• Joint International Pro Bono Committee projects.
For more details, please contact us
SCCA's Pro Bono Pledge
The SCCA is proud to launch its pro bono initiatives by in-house counsels in aid of the community. We invite you to be a part of this initiative. Kindly support us by clicking the button below to fill out the pledge: