Publications


CPBCLE has published a number of books to assist laypersons in navigating various areas of law, including:

The Legal Toolkit for Witnesses (with a focus on vulnerable witnesses) (2020) is a joint collaboration between CPBCLE, Hagar Singapore Ltd, the State Courts and the Community Justice Centre. The Toolkit seeks to assist caregivers and professionals who support vulnerable witnesses who have to testify in criminal trails. The Toolkit covers areas such as the stages in a criminal trial, what witnesses do in court and the protection of vulnerable witnesses in court.

The Toolkit is available here.


CPBCLE is proud to present the Covid-19 Migrant Workers Booklet and Infographic. The booklet and infographic cover issues such as what are migrant worker rights during this period? Are they still entitled to leave, salary, work transfer? What are their rights during quarantine? This is the tireless work of a group of intrepid rising 2nd year NUS Law students, supported by Ronald JJ Wong of Covenant Chambers. Translations and verifications were done through the wider NUS community, linked through NUS Office of Student Affairs, with help from professors, staff, grad and undergrad students from other NUS faculties, and lawyers from all over the world.

The booklet is currently available in the following languages:

  1. English;
  2. Hindi;
  3. Malay;
  4. Mandarin;
  5. Tamil; and
  6. Burmese.

The infographic is currently available in the following languages:

  1. English;
  2. Hindi;
  3. Malay;
  4. Mandarin;
  5. Tamil; and
  6. Vietnamese.

Do check back here frequently as there will other translations coming in due course!


Sara Goes to Court is jointly published by the State Courts, Hagar Singapore Ltd, the Community Justice Centre and the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education. This book aims to prepare young children who need to attend Court proceedings, by explaining what will happens during Court in an accessible way. This publication can be accessed online here and is also available in Chinese and Malay. If you would like a printed copy, please contact us.


Who Will Be in Court? was jointly published by the State Courts, Hagar Singapore Ltd, the Community Justice Centre and the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education. This book aims to prepare young children who need to attend Court proceedings, by explaining the roles of various individuals in Court (including the Judge, the Court Officer, the Prosecutor and the Defence Counsel). This publication can be accessed online here and is also available in Chinese and Malay. If you would like a printed copy, please contact us.


When a Death Occurs: A Guide to Practical Matters was published in partnership with Ang Chin Moh Foundation and is a collaboration between Singapore Hospice Council and volunteer students from NUS Law supervised by Associate Professor Ruby Lee. It covers practical and legal aspects relating to a death, and provides an overview on funeral planning, certification of death, and asset distribution to assist the bereaved in understanding the practical processes involved after a loved one's death. This publication can be accessed online here.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Deputyship Applications was prepared by NUS Law students and published by the NUS Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education. This book aims to facilitate standardized and uncontested deputyship applications, and may be useful for caregivers who are intending to apply for deputyship orders in person. If you would like a copy of this book, please contact us.



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