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The State Courts strive to serve our community by providing litigants with an effective and accessible system of justice, inspiring public trust and confidence. Many legal problems that court users face belie other social and emotional issues. They may enter the Courts with feelings of anger, loss, frustration, and seek justice to be served, to be reconciled with others or even themselves, in the hope of having their lives restored.
For more than a decade, the State Courts have introduced a number of programmes in the justice divisions, namely the Criminal Justice Division and Civil Justice Division, to promote greater accessibility to justice, enhance support for members of the public, and enable the State Courts to provide a more effective and efficient justice system. Many of these programmes are supported by volunteers.
Court volunteers play a vital role in serving together with the State Courts, making a real difference in the lives of others through the giving of their resources for the well-being of others. Many court users have benefitted from the assistance and support provided by the court volunteers.
If you have a passion for volunteerism, we invite you to join hands with us to serve needy litigants and court users. You can serve as Court Volunteer Mediators, or as volunteers to provide emotional and moral support to indigent litigants-in-person. If you are legally trained, you can also volunteer as Referees at the Small Claims Tribunals to help adjudicate certain small claims cases.
- Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
- "Qualified person" as defined under the Legal Profession Act
- At least 3 years of local post-qualification legal experience
- A member of Singapore Mediation Centre's Panel of Associate Mediators with at least 3 years of mediation experience or Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Accredited Mediator Level 3
Applications for appointment
to the Panel of Court Volunteer Mediators have closed and we will not be
processing further applications. The current term of appointment for our Court
Volunteer Mediators is till January 2022. You may wish to stay updated on the
volunteering opportunities through this website for more details nearer the
- Preferably "qualified person" as defined under the Legal Profession Act
Applications for appointment to the Panel of Court Volunteer Mediators have closed and we will not be processing further applications. The current term of appointment for our Court Volunteer Mediators is till January 2022. You may wish to stay updated on the volunteering opportunities through this website for more details nearer the date.
- Must hold an appointment as Justice of the Peace
- Appointment is by invitation only
- Able to conduct at least 3 mediation sessions per year
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