The Community Justice Centre (CJC) is an independent charity with IPC (Institute of Public Character) status conferred. Based in the State Courts, the CJC is committed to ensuring litigants in person (LIPs) have access to justice through community partnership.
As an integrated one-stop hub, CJC aims to provide a wide range of support services for the litigants in Person (LIPs) and their family members. It will provide free practical and emotional support to LIPs in need as well as free legal advice at the legal clinics. Through the support of the CJC, the LIPs should be able to better present their case, follow proceedings and understand judicial rulings or pronouncements in their respective cases.
Many LIPs have to deal with the burden of underlying emotional distress, financial difficulties and other social issues in addition to their legal problem. In collaboration with other social services agencies, the CJC also hopes that the underlying social problems and concerns for the litigants and their family members can be addressed. It is this combination of legal and emotional support that makes CJC unique. The CJC will always be near at hand to guide LIPs through the challenges of their legal problem, providing direct and immediate assistance on the ground.
Our Corporate Identity Logo
The combination of the stylised illustration of the courthouse and the silhouette of a lawyer supporting a litigant depicts the Community Justice Centre as an approachable place where litigants who are in need of legal advice or emotional support can seek assistance. The clear and simple style lines used in the illustration further reinforces the constructive and friendly nature of the organisation.
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Who Are We?
Our Patron The Honourable The Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Board of Directors Chairman Mr See Kee Oon, The Presiding Judge/State Courts
Vice Chairman Mr Chew Kwee San, Council Member/Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Board Members Ms Valerie Thean, Presiding Judge/Family Justice Courts Mr Gregory Vijayendran, President/The Law Society of Singapore Dr Lee Tung Jean, Deputy Secretary/Ministry of Social and Family Development Mr Han Kok Juan, Deputy Secretary/Ministry of Law
Alternate Board Members Ms Jennifer Marie, Deputy Presiding Judge/State Courts Mr Chia Wee Kiat, Deputy Presiding Judge/Family Justice Courts Ms Charlotte Beck, Senior Director/Ministry of Social and Family Development Mr Kenneth Goh, Director/Ministry of Law Ms Kuah Boon Theng, Vice-President/The Law Society of Singapore Ms Yap Su Yin, Chief Executive Officer/Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Members Mr Lim Wee Ming, District Judge/State Courts Ms May Mesenas, District Judge/State Courts Mr Wong Sheng Kwai, District Judge/Family Justice Courts Mr Zheng Yi, Senior Assistant Director/Ministry of Social and Family Development Ms Tay Li Shing, Deputy Director/Ministry of Law Ms Lim Hwei Chen, Director/ State Courts Mr Tanguy Lim, Director/Law Society Pro Bono Services Office