About Campaign

ends 07 Dec 2022, 11:59 PM
The Harry Elias Justice Fund was set up to honour the life and legacy of the late Mr Harry Elias SC and to sustain his legacy by raising funds for our Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and Ad Hoc Pro Bono Scheme (AHPBS). CLAS provides pro bono criminal defence to needy and vulnerable accused persons whereas AHPBS assists individuals who have failed to qualify under other legal aid schemes, but have demonstrated they are in exceptional need.

Mr Elias SC spearheaded the setting up of our Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) in 1985 to help the less fortunate obtain free criminal defence. When CLAS was first established, he secured the dismissal of charges against a woman accused of stealing milk for her baby. Even in his 80s, Mr Elias SC continued to volunteer his time to represent needy and vulnerable accused persons under CLAS. In FY 2020/2021, close to 1600 beneficiaries were aided under CLAS and AHPBS.

Please support CLAS and AHPBS to continue Mr Elias SC's legacy and provide urgent legal assistance to those in need.

About the Charity

The law is a mystery for many. And intimidating. Especially if you can't afford legal advice.

Our lawyers give generously and selflessly of their time and expertise for the needy in our community - to help those who can't help themselves. Our lawyers also do pro bono work for nonprofit organisations, helping them to help others.

We are a Singapore registered Charity (UEN: 201700430E) and Institution of a Public Character, established to support our lawyers in the noble cause of serving the vulnerable and the marginalised with access to justice.


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