Abraham Vergis shares his insights on doing pro bono work through Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS)

In a boost to the pro bono landscape in Singapore, the Singapore Government has pledged up to $3.5 million a year to fund the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). Abraham was quoted in the article: “Ensuring access to justice of the poor is a critical social need that cannot simply depend on the good graces of the lawyers. As a society, we are collectively responsible to ensure that the door of justice is open to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable in our society“. (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/enhanced-criminal-legal-aid-scheme-officially-launched)