LAW @ CDC was started by the five CDCs and Law Society of Singapore to educate residents through legal talks conducted across the five districts on basic legal knowledge. These talks are held at Community Centres/Clubs (CCs) and Residents' Committee (RC) Centres.
The talks are tailored for those who are not legally trained by breaking down legal jargons so that they are easy to understand. The talks cover topics such as cyber bullying, family law, end-of-life issues, consumer protection, and protection from harassment and are customized based on the needs of the residents.
The collaboration has since reached out to about 3,600 residents through 85 talks. Over 300 Law students from the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University were also involved in the organizing of the launch event and the legal talks.
In July 2017, the CDCs and the National University of Singapore (NUS) piloted a series of LPA workshops. Students volunteers, together with volunteer lawyers educated some 250 residents on the importance of making an LPA and completed 30 LPA certification.