Lim Hui Min
|Ms Lim Hui Min started work in a private law firm before joining the Singapore Legal Service, doing stints in the Civil Registry of the then Subordinate Courts of Singapore and the Family and Juvenile Court. She has also worked in the Ministry of Social and Family Development, designing programmes to deliver social and work assistance to the less-privileged, and later, as the head of their legal department. She is currently the Director of the Legal Aid Bureau, which helps the less privileged get access to justice. The Bureau has launched a number of significant legal technology initiatives under Ms Lim’s leadership. Ms Lim has also authored and edited numerous publications on legal aid, civil and family procedure and family law, including the only dedicated book on the youth justice system in Singapore.|
Lim Lei Theng - Panellist
|Lei Theng heads the Knowledge Management Team and the Pro Bono Programme at Allen & Gledhill. For almost three decades prior, Lei Theng developed and delivered legal skills courses and workshops for NUS Law, government agencies and private entities. She developed the clinical legal education programme at NUS Law and co-headed the Centre for Pro Bono & Clinical Legal Education. At the helm of the NUS pro bono programmes, she developed and coordinated a wide range of pro bono opportunities for law students, ranging from youth engagement to migrant worker support, to support for mental disability.|
This talk is presented by the co-authors of Youth and the Law. Youth and the Law is a book which surfaces common legal (and ethical and moral) issues faced by young people through analysing and discussing different true-to-life scenarios and situations. If you have ever wrestled with the question of what to do when you see someone being bullied, been tempted to leave a holiday job for a more exciting opportunity, or wondered if you should own up when asked if you have cheated in a test, or other such dilemmas - this talk might help you think things through with greater clarity. It will put forward a framework to apply the law, ethics and morality to your own life and actions, and suggest some tools you can use to evaluate the actions, incidents, rules and viewpoints you would come across as a member of society, and in your interactions with other people.