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Josephus Tan

Josephus Tan is a Director at Fortis Law Corporation, specialising in criminal defence litigation. He actively volunteers for the various pro bono initiatives by the Law Society of Singapore such as the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), Project Schools, and the Community Legal Clinics. He was the Project Chairman of the Law Society’s 2013 biennial community outreach project “Legalese”, which provides basic legal knowledge to local social enterprises, and the Vice Chairman of the inaugural Singapore Law Week 2013, an event jointly organised by the Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society. He is currently spearheading the inaugural “Street Smart Initiative”, which aims to provide free legal advice to sex workers on the streets.

In 2010, Josephus became the youngest recipient of the CLAS Gold Award and in 2012, he was co-opted into the Council of the Law Society as a Council Member. He was also the youngest to be appointed as Lead Counsel for the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) by the Supreme Court of Singapore in the same year. Josephus was one of the awardees of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (Merit Award) Singapore 2013 and also a recipient of the prestigious Pro Bono Ambassador of the Year Award accorded by the Law Society in 2013-2014. In 2015, Josephus is conferred the Singapore Youth Award by the National Youth Council, the highest accolade given to a young person in Singapore.

Dubbed as an outlier of the legal sector, Josephus is widely featured in mainstream media and the press. In 2015, two of his pro bono cases were featured in the Channel 5 docudrama series “Verdict”. The Channel U drama series “Second Chance” was based loosely on his personal life journey. Two separate Channel 8 documentaries were also made about his personal transformation. Josephus is currently hosting a monthly live radio show on Capital 95.8FM to educate the public about our prevailing laws and is a highly sought after motivational speaker by non-profit organisations, charities, social welfare bodies, government institutions, and schools.

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Josephus Tan, Director

E-mail: [email protected] 

DID: +65 6645 4504

Mobile: +65 9783 2567