What We Do
SCWO runs free, twice-monthly legal clinics with the support of volunteer lawyers from Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL), for women residing in Singapore who are
- facing a legal issue on a personal matter and do not have legal advice or representation &
- are unable to afford a lawyer (please note that net income limit applies).
Venue: SCWO Centre
Dates: 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Muslim Law Legal Clinic
With the assistance and support of the Law Society of Singapore’s Muslim Law Practice Committee, SCWO also runs free Muslim Law Legal Clinic for Muslims seeking legal advice specifically on matters regarding Muslim law in Singapore. See Press Release.
Muslim Law Legal Clinic operates on 3rd Monday of the month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
To find out if you are eligible, and to register to either SCWO-SAWL or Muslim Law Legal Clinic, please contact 6837 0611.
Please note that
- Our volunteer lawyers can only provide general guidance on the query.
- Each consultation is limited to 20 minutes.
- Our volunteer lawyers cannot and will not represent or act on Applicant’s behalf outside of the legal clinic.
- SCWO has the right to refuse, cancel or suspend our services to the Applicant at our sole discretion at any time.
- All cases are kept strictly confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions
What must I bring?
Your identity card and all documents relevant to your matter or case.
Do I have to pay?
No, the legal clinic is free. However, you will have to sign an Indemnity Form stating that you will not seek any damages or claim for the advice given at the Clinic.
Can I change my appointment time?
Yes, but you must inform the SCWO office at least 3 working days before the date of the appointment to make the change. If you miss the appointment, re-registration for another appointment is at the discretion of the office.
How do I prepare for my appointment?
The lawyer and staff at the Clinic may not speak your language. If you wish to communicate in another language other than English, we strongly recommend that you bring along someone who can interpret for you in English. The Clinic only provides preliminary basic legal advice and information. If necessary, our service officer will refer you to other sources for further help.
What does SCWO’s legal service cover?
- Grounds of Divorce
- Personal Protection Order (PPO)
- Custody / Access
- Division of Property
- Domestic Exclusion Order
- Variation of Orders
- Probate (Estate Matters)
Note that we do not handle legal issues based on business / corporate / investment matters.
Please click here to find out about other Legal Clinics in the community.