The Singapore Association of Women Lawyers (SAWL) is a professional body and a non-profit organization which has made significant contributions to simplify the law for the community and the lay person.
SAWL was formed in 1974 by a small group of 16 women lawyers with a cause to serve the community. SAWL is an affiliate of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations.
SAWL has initiated several community projects which include:
- The Tan Ah Tah – SAWL Fund for physically disabled and needy students (An IPC registered charity with the Ministry of
- Community Development, Youth and Sports)
- Pro Bono Legal Consultation Clinic at the SCWO Centre
- You & The Law radio talkshow on 938LIVE
- You & The Law publication for the community in Singapore (1989, 1994, 2002, 2011)
- Teens and the Law publication for teenagers in Singapore (2005)
Membership is open to women lawyers, legally qualified non-practitioners and law students.
To join SAWL as a member, please click here to download the membership form.
The Tan Ah Tah - SAWL Fund ("the Fund") was established in 1987 in memory of the late Honourable Justice Tan Ah Tah, to award scholarships annually to physically disabled students. The Fund is a registered charity that has IPC status (Institute of Public Character). To find out more about the fund, click here.