The Legal Aid Bureau (LAB), under the Ministry of Law, offers help to those who have financial difficulties engaging the services of lawyers for civil actions. The Bureau offers legal advice, representation in court and drafting of legal fees. You must pass a means test and satisfy the eligibility criteria.
The Community Legal Clinic, run by the Law Society of Singapore, offers free, one-off basic legal advice in 20 minutes’ sessions. The advice is usually general and preliminary in nature and is only for personal matters.
The Community Justice Centre (CJC) is a community partnership between the public sector, the philanthropic sector, and the legal profession rendering assistance to Litigants-in-Person (LiPs) in need. They offer information, legal services, practical and social support.
The law does not require you to be represented by a lawyer. If you need help finding a lawyer that is suitable for your case, a directory of qualified lawyers is maintained by the Legal Service Regulatory Authority (LSRA). You may also contact the LSRA by telephone at 1800-CALL-LAW (1800 2255 529) or +65 2255 529 (call from overseas).