In appreciation for contributions made to the Community Legal Clinic Project, the Pro Bono Services Office presented Straits Law Practice LLC with a certificate of appreciation during a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing and Appreciation event at The Treetop, Scape on 12 September 2014.
The award, received by Straits Law’s Managing Director N. Sreenivasan, SC, recognised the firm’s continued support for its work at the North West and South East CDCs.
“Pro Bono work plays a vital role in the development of our lawyers and will continue to be a cause we will render our support to,” said Mr Sreenivasan.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam graced the event along with President of the Law Society, Mr Lok Vi Ming and Chairman of the Mayors’ Committee, Dr Teo Ho Pin.
The signing of the MOU between the Office of the Mayors and People’s Association; and the Law Society of Singapore, aims to make legal advice more accessible to residents with an expansion to two new locations, namely the Central CDC and South West CDC.
The initiative will allow for customized law awareness activities and initiatives about legal matters that are of most concern to residents. It will also provide targeted referral of residents to relevant social services agencies within their communities.