LETTER SENT TO LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE AND SINGAPORE ACADEMY OF LAW ON 19 OCTOBER 2008
There have been a number of instances, where a person needs legal advice and is unable to find a suitable lawyer to represent him or her. This does not paint a helpful picture of the legal profession.
I would like to suggest that either the Law Society of Singapore or Singapore Academy of Law consider setting up a section on its website for persons requiring legal representation. The information about such persons should be retained on that section so long as the person requires legal representation and is unable to secure such representation.
Lawyers can be frequently encouraged to visit this section of the website or to receive by e-mail information updates on the website. Using information available on the website, they can contact persons, whose cases they may be interested to take up.
For this service, the relevant operator can charge a nominal fee of $1 - $10. The amount collected from such fees can be used to offset the cost of running this service.
I hope the Law Society of Singapore or Singapore Academy of Law can consider providing this service.
It is in the interest of the legal fraternity to facilitate access to justice in Singapore.
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