Melvin Chan, Head of our Pro Bono initiative, and Lim Chen Chen, who takes point in providing free legal services to Dover Park Hospice, were invited to share their insight and experiences at a dialogue organised by the National Council of Social Services on 28 February 2014.
Giving back to the community is very much a part of TSMP's DNA and providing Pro Bono legal services to voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) is one avenue for our transactional lawyers to make a difference. The firm's provision of legal support and advice to Dover Park Hospice for more than three years under the Project Law Help scheme of the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office has been hailed as a model for successful tie-ups between law firms and VWOs.
Together with Chief Executive Dr Stella Wee from Dover Park Hospice, Melvin and Chen Chen spoke on common legal issues faced by VWOs and how legal firms can help. The dialogue, attended by management executives from VWOs, was aimed at creating awareness of the legal assistance available to VWOs, and encouraging VWOs to tap on this resource offered by the Project Law Help scheme.