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Recognising the contributions of court volunteers

Court volunteers play an important role by supporting the courts' mission to ensure that justice is accessible to everyone.

At the annual judiciary volunteers appreciation event, the Supreme Court, State Courts and Family Justice Courts (FJC) confer awards to exceptional court volunteers to recognise and honour their commitment and dedication in helping self-represented parties and court users.

The following are the types of awards given during the annual event.

Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences Award

The Legal Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) Award is presented to deserving LASCO counsel to recognise their pro bono contributions in ensuring access to justice for those who are charged with capital offences.

The award is conferred by the Supreme Court.

Outstanding Court Volunteer Award

The Outstanding Court Volunteer Award recognises individuals who have contributed significantly as committed volunteers with the State Courts and the FJC.

There are 3 categories for the award:

  • Advocate and Solicitor category.
  • Open category.
  • Student category.

Long Service Awards

The following are the types of awards given to volunteers for their continued contributions, commitment and dedication to support the work of the judiciary.

Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences Long Service Award

The LASCO Long Service Award honours volunteers who had contributed to LASCO for more than 25 years. This award was introduced by the Supreme Court in 2019.

Long Service Court Volunteer Award

The Long Service Court Volunteer Award recognises court volunteers who have given their continued support and valuable time in serving the State Courts and the FJC.


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