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Trainer for Lawyers in Action!

July 14th, 2020 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

Just two days after she joined us as Counsel, Lei Theng has stayed true to her word, and continued in the finest traditions of all educators.  On 2 July 2020, Lei Theng gave a Zoom Workshop for more than 380 members of the Bar and in-house counsel on Basic Principles of Legal Drafting.  District Judge Mr Joseph Yeo joined in after Lei Theng’s talk for a lively and engaging Q&A session.

One of the most respected and experienced educators in the legal industry, Lei Theng has always been generous in sharing her experience and knowledge with younger lawyers, not only at NUS Law, but also young lawyers seeking to practice, and already in practice.  Drawing on her years of experience as a practicing lawyer, clinical professor, and legal skills educator, Lei Theng critiqued actual examples drawn from practice, and provided an overview of principles to be followed in good legal writing.

In response to requests for suggestions on how to improve legal writing, Lei Theng has urged the Law Society to consider reviving the written advocacy tutorials that were run two years ago.  In the coming weeks, Lei Theng will be running further workshops on legal skills for various groups, and on law for social workers and members of the public.

Lei Theng’s passion for education extends beyond the law school, and she is thrilled to join Eden Law’s social mission of promoting legal awareness in the community. Eden Law believes in the importance of empowering the public with legal knowledge. Since 2014, Eden Law has conducted more than 150 free legal awareness talks for the public on legal issues such as estate planning, divorce and neighbour disputes.  Lawyers from Eden Law will be participating in the Law Awareness Weeks organised by the Law Society Pro Bono Services and the CDCs.

In line with social distancing measures, Eden Law has been hosting legal awareness webinars with our social partners. We welcome any social and community organisations to reach out to us for potential collaboration.

🌴Eden Law celebrates Hari Raya Puasa with You!🌴

May 18th, 2020 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

COVID-19 may have disrupted many of our festive plans but we at Eden Law have always believed that we can overcome all difficulties together as an united community.

It is in this spirit that we work closely with our community partners and social workers to effect positive impact and legal aid to the underserved in Singapore.

We hope that you will find much joy in reconnecting with your loved ones during Hari Raya Puasa. Physical distance may been imposed but our social bonds will remain strong.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Stay Safe!

PS: In line with the present Circuit Breaker regulations governing non-essential legal services, all our lawyers and staff will continue to work from home until 1 June 2020 or further notice. We remain contactable via phone and email in the meantime.

Physically Apart but United in Heart to Help

April 4th, 2020 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

In light of recent developments on social distancing requirements and tele-commuting for non-essential services, all our staff will be working from home with effect from Monday, 6 April 2020 until further notice.

Please be assured that there will be minimal disruptions to our services as our firm has always utilised technology to support remote working.

During this time, our meetings will continue as scheduled via telephone or on an online video conferencing platform convenient for you (WhatsApp, SKYPE, Zoom, etc.). We also remain contactable during office hours via email and telephone calls to 6428 8209.

We wish you good health and stay safe!

Eden Law Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 4th, 2020 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

International Women’s Day is on March 8 every year. It aims to honour the contribution of women to society and to bring awareness to more equitable choices to women while eliminating discrimination and societal hurdles to women.

In the same spirit, Eden Law aspires to be the premier low bono legal firm in Singapore, providing competent, affordable and effective legal aid to the underserved and disadvantaged. Our social mission is achieved through:

  1. A sliding-scale fee model based on client’s disposable income
  2. Fixed Fee arrangements
  3. Competent, effective and efficient representation

Women in disadvantaged circumstances are a core focus of our outreach and legal aid efforts. To this end, we have initiated Project LEAF with the Law Society Pro Bono Services to provide legal aid to foreign spouses in matrimonial disputes.

🌸🐭 Happy Lunar New Year from all of us at Eden Law! 🐭🌸

January 17th, 2020 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

鼠年喜临门幸福多多数不尽!

Eden Law wishes you and your loved ones a joyous and prosperous Lunar New Year!

Please note that our office will be closed at 1pm on Friday, 24 January till Monday, 27 January 2020. We will resume work on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.

Eden Law partners with AMKFSC on “Good-to-Go”!

January 15th, 2020 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

Thinking about our mortality can be frightening, no matter one’s age or health condition. As we get older, the reality of our own mortality will often come into clearer focus too.

With an aim to dispelling myths and fears and to explore values and views toward end-of-life issues, AMKFSC launched a nation-wide public education campaign called “Good-To-Go” that covers Advance Care Planning  and end-of-life matters.

Eden Law is honoured to partner with AMKFSC on their “Good-to-Go” campaign. To this end, our Associate Director Low Seow Ling spoke on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills to an audience of medical professionals at Seng Kang Community Hospital on 9 January 2020.

We hope this will empower our audience to be better equipped to discuss end-of-life planning with their patients!

🌲Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🌲

December 13th, 2019 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

Dear Community Partners and Friends,

Eden Law wishes you and your loved ones a merry Christmas and a happy new year in 2020!

From all of us at Eden Law Corporation

Please note that our office will be closed on Tuesday, 24 December 2019.
We will resume work on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Eden Law shares with St Luke’s ElderCare in Ayer Rajah

November 23rd, 2019 Posted by Community Events No Comment yet

By 2030, one in five in Singapore will be over 60. Singaporeans have the third-highest life expectancy in the world, at 82.7 years. It is also projected that statistically, 100,000 Singaporeans may suffer from dementia by then.

As such, we at Eden Law believe that Estate Planning is an important safeguard for all Singaporeans in the event that one becomes mentally incapacitated, be it in old age or through untimely accident or mental illness.

Our Associate Director, Low Seow Ling was honoured to be invited by St Luke’s ElderCare to share on Mental Capacity, the Lasting Power of Attorney and Deputyship to their Maintenance Day Care Centre clients.

This outreach event is in line with our firm’s commitment to empower our community with legal knowledge.

PILnet Global Forum 2019

November 13th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The annual PILnet Global Forum aims to connect lawyers, law schools, bar associations, policy makers, NGO representatives and pro bono/public interest legal stakeholders to provide a regional perspective on pro bono practices. This year’s PILnet Global Forum (11-13 November 2019) was held in Asia for the first time with over 300 attendees from more than 40 countries, convening in Singapore to reflect on the overall theme: Engaging lawyers everywhere to serve the public interest, Empowering innovation through new tools, and Enabling change through strategic partnerships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Managing Director June spoke at this year’s PILnet Global Forum on a panel, sharing her experience on setting up a low bono practice and strategies to nurture a pro bono culture.

“Through The Wooden Doors” 2019

November 4th, 2019 Posted by Community Events, In The News No Comment yet

Eden Law was honoured to support the Community Justice Centre’s (CJC) annual “Through the Wooden Doors” programme on Thursday, 31 Oct 2019. This year, the focus was on Deputyship, the Mental Capacity Act, Vulnerable Adults Act and Guardianship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While providing an overview on these topics to the social service professionals in attendance, June also shared on the recent developments on the iFAMS platform aimed at enabling the public to file simple Deputyship applications on their own.

By helping social workers understand the legal issues better, getting them acquainted with the court system and the available sources of help, we hope to play a part in aiding the community in times of need and channel the community to the appropriate resources in a timely and correct manner.

Images courtesy of the Community Justice Centre