Singapore, 13 September 2013 – More than 70 members of the legal fraternity including Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, Senior Minister of State Ms Indranee Rajah, Attorney-General Steven Chong, judges, lawyers and law students performed in a one-night concert to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund–Singapore Academy of Law STAR (Skills Training Assistance to Re-start) Bursary.
“The LeX Factor - Law Has Talent”, held at the School of the Arts Drama Theatre last night was a first time event organised by the Singapore Academy of Law. The aim was to raise money to give vocational and skills training to financially needy ex-offenders to help them achieve employment and self-sufficiency.
A total of $303,000 was raised from direct donations and sale of concert tickets. President Tony Tan Keng Yam who was the Guest-of-Honour at the event witnessed the cheque presentation from Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon to Mr Philip Tan, Chairman of the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
About Singapore Academy of Law
The Singapore Academy of Law (the “Academy”) is the umbrella body of the legal community in Singapore and has close to 10,000 members.
The work of the Academy is focused on three key areas: supporting the growth and development of the Legal Industry; building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing Legal Knowledge; and improving the efficiency of legal practice through Legal Technology.
The work of the Academy is driven by these three core mandates. This in turn is directed towards raising the standard and quality of legal practice and building a strong and dynamic legal community in Singapore.
Besides its role as the official law reporting agency in Singapore, the Academy’s other functions include providing continuing legal education for its members, publishing legal literature, promoting legal research and legal studies, the reform and development of the law and alternative dispute resolution.
For more details on the Academy, visit www.sal.org.sg.