The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) will establish a co-working space called CLICKS @ State Courts in Singapore’s lower-tier courts early next year.
CLICKS, which stands for “Collaborative Law, Innovative Co-creation and Knowledge-Sharing,” will provide space for law firms with less than five lawyers space to work, along with shared amenities and facilities including meeting rooms and office equipment.
The space is expected to initially house a mix of law firms of various sizes representing legal practitioners specialising in criminal law, family law, and community or relational disputes. Lawyers with a strong record in pro bono work will be given preference. Singapore currently has 700 law firms of less than five lawyers.
In addition to lawyers, CLICKS @ State Courts will offer space to technology companies, stakeholder representatives, academics and students. The aim is for the knowledge and expertise of small law firms to be tapped so that technology companies can develop solutions to address their issues.
Besides the State Courts, the Community Justice Centre (CJC) and the Law Society's Pro Bono Services (LSPBS) will be SAL’s partners in this project.
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