Speaker: Rethinking Technology, Pro Bono, and Access to Justice, October 20
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law
Helena Whalen-Bridge is an Associate Professor at the National University Faculty of Law, and an Expert with the UNODC's Education for Justice project. Helena teaches Legal Ethics, Access to Justice and advanced skills courses such as Common Law Methodology and Legal Argument and Narrative. She received the NUS Teaching Excellence Award and is a longstanding member of the Law Faculty's Teaching Excellence Committee. Her research is primarily in the areas of legal ethics and access to justice, legal narrative and legal education. Publications include Litigants in Person in Singapore: Principles & Practice (with Jaclyn Neo, forthcoming 2020), and "Conceptualising Pro Bono in Singapore" Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2014). Helena is a founding member of the Law Society of Singapore's Project Law Help. She has been the Faculty Advisor for the Law Faculty's student Pro Bono Group since its inception in 2005. Helena is currently completing an edited book on lawyers and access to justice, The Lawyer's Role in Access to Justice: Asian and Comparative Perspectives (forthcoming 2021), which explores justice dynamics in a variety of countries.