14 Jan '12, 11pm

More young lawyers offering pro bono work, seeing it as a way to grow and learn

More young lawyers offering pro bono work, seeing it as a way to grow and learn

Doing their part for society are (from left) Mr Chan Yi Cheng, head of NUS Pro Bono Group; Mr Josephus Tan, a criminal lawyer; Ms Abigail Kor, president of SMU Pro Bono Club; Ms Shahrany Hassan, director for community relations in the Pro Bono Services Office; Ms Yvonne Lian, acting vice-president of NUS Pro Bono Group; Ms Joyce Ng (with spectacles), a commercial lawyer; and Ms June Lim, a lawyer who focuses on juvenile and family law. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Poon Chian Hui 'Doing pro bono is the reason why I am a lawyer,' said Ms June Lim. Students and young lawyers like Ms Lim, 25, whose focus is juvenile and family law, actively help those in need of legal aid for free. They have been doing so even before the Chief Justice's call for more lawyers to do pro bono work. Some clock in hours at community legal clinics, while others assist voluntary welfare organisations. A...

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