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Eden Law turns 6 !

August 7th, 2020 Posted by Insights No Comment yet

Back in 2014, we realized that there was a gap in the legal assistance and resources available to individuals with modest means and unprivileged communities in Singapore. Believing that no one should be deprived of their day in Court, Eden Law was founded with the mission to provide AFFORDABLE JUSTICE FOR ALL.

For the past 6 years, Eden Law has worked with community partners to provide pro bono and low bono legal services for the “sandwich class” clients, who could not qualify for legal aid but also could not afford legal services at market rate.

As part of our social mission, Eden Law has also conducted more than 150 free legal awareness talks at over 70 community organisations throughout Singapore to equip the public and the social service sector with legal knowledge.

The COVID pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, but we continue to provide our legal services to clients to the best of our abilities. Our lawyers have conducted legal consultations via phone and online video calls, and also participated in webinars with the community organisations.

We sincerely thank all our community partners and clients for their support for the past 6 years. The team at Eden Law looks forward to making more of a social impact in the coming years!

Simplified Uncontested Divorce, Not As Simple As It Seems?

May 11th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

In 2015, the Family Justice Courts introduced the Simplified Uncontested Divorce with the aim of simplifying the process of divorce for parties who manage to come to an agreement on all the terms of their divorce and ancillary matters.

Saving time and costs for the parties, the number of Simplified Uncontested Divorces have steadily increased over the years – from 24% of all divorces filed in 2015 to approximately half of all divorces in 2018. In fact, less than 5% of all divorces filed in 2017 required a final adjudication hearing in Court (i.e. divorce trial or Ancillary Matters hearing). (more…)

Co-parenting strategies for divorced parents during COVID-19

May 5th, 2020 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

The COVID-19 period presents a unique opportunity for parents to overcome their differences, prioritize the children’s best interests and work towards positive outcomes.  While the Circuit Breaker has been extended to 1 June 2020, social distancing measures may still be a part of daily life for the foreseeable future. How then should separated and divorced parents adapt their co-parenting strategies and child access arrangements in this new normal?

May we suggest 4 Cs to guide you during these unprecedented times. (more…)

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.

2018 Pro Bono Ambassador Award

November 9th, 2018 Posted by Insights No Comment yet

At the Law Society’s Annual Dinner and Dance 2018, our Managing Director June was pleased to accept the 2018 Pro Bono Ambassador Award in recognition of her pro bono contributions over the last 10 years.

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MOU with AWARE

October 1st, 2018 Posted by Insights No Comment yet

The firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AWARE to assist with cases from its Women Care Centre and Sexual Assault Care Centre.

 

MOU with the Singapore Committee for UN Women

August 16th, 2018 Posted by Insights No Comment yet

The firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Committee for UN Women to conduct legal awareness workshops for underprivileged women in Singapore.

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AWARE Champion for Gender Equality and Justice

September 8th, 2017 Posted by Insights No Comment yet

The firm was honoured to receive the 2017 Champion of Gender Equality and Justice award from AWARE at the AWARE Love Ball, for its low bono assistance of vulnerable women clients – divorcees, survivors of domestic violence and single mothers.

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NUS110: “Because We Find Purpose in Service”

August 8th, 2015 Posted by In The News, Insights No Comment yet

As part of the 110th Anniversary of NUS and SG50 celebrations, our Managing Director June was featured by NUS Law in its campus-wide campaign for her pro bono and low bono legal services to the community.