About Us

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.

  • Ordinary membership: Open to female lawyers admitted to practice in Singapore and/or female law graduates and/or female working in legal related industries. [ Fee: $24 / year ($12 if join date is after July)]
  • Associated membership: Open to female law students. [Fee: $10 / year ($5 if join date is after July)]

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.



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