CLAS Fellowship ( Job No : JOB-2022-01920 )

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About The Role

Law Society Pro Bono Services, a registered charity and company limited by guarantee with IPC status administers the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), one of the jewels of the Law Society of Singapore’s access to justice programmes, ensuring quality pro bono representation for the needy in non-capital criminal cases.

The Job
CLAS is inviting applications for selection for the CLAS Fellowship 2022-2023. The Fellowship is a one year position that allows lawyers the opportunity to work full time on non-capital criminal cases. Fellows act exclusively for applicants who are granted aid under the scheme.

Apart from criminal representation, CLAS Fellows will also be involved in conducting interviews to assist in determining and making recommendations on whether aid ought to be extended to deserving accused persons.

CLAS Fellows will also receive free ongoing CPD training throughout the year as well as access to senior members of the criminal bar for guidance and support. CLAS Fellows will also receive guidance and professional mentorship under the CLAS Advocates as well.

An annualized salary package will be offered to the right candidates.

Applications are also open to newly qualified lawyers with a strong track record of pro bono work.

If applicants are currently employed, they will need to arrange a sabbatical from their current position or resign in time to commence work on immediately.

Candidate Requirements
Technical Competencies:

• Called to the Singapore bar
• 0-3 years PQE
• Some criminal law or pro bono experience

Core Competencies:

• Ability to manage a large workload
• Self-motivated, resourceful and good team player
• Ability to multi-task, work independently and within tight deadlines

Preferred achievements / characteristics:

• A demonstrated passion for pro bono work

To apply, please email your detailed resume, details of your notice period and contact particulars of 2 referees to

Please set out, in the body of your email, the reasons why you believe you ought to be hired for the Fellowship.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Job Post Status
Job Details
Area of Specialisation:

Social Service

Employment Type:
Full Time (Contract)
Profession Type:
Manager or Executive (Programme)
Min Educational Qualification:
Bachelor Degree
Posting Date:

20 May 2022

Closing Date:

19 Jun 2022

Salary Range
SGD   4200.00 - 5200.00
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