Members of the Bar, and
Being involved in court proceedings can be very daunting. Litigation is highly stressful. The mission of the Family Justice Courts is to make justice accessible to families and youths through effective counselling, mediation and adjudication. I am delighted to see the fruition of the efforts of the Law Society and FJC in this wonderful scheme, the FJSS. The FJSS will help fill up gaps in our current system to ensure that more individuals are able to benefit from legal representation, including the "sandwich class" of Singapore citizens, PRs and foreign spouses.
A woman once told me, ‘Right after my husband told me that he loved another woman and was leaving me, I felt I was drowning, together with my two young children. And then X (a family lawyer) reached out and pulled me out of the water. She saved me’.