KITA KINABALU: Law firms and the Sabah Law Society Legal Advice Clinic are among the businesses required to close during the Movement Control Order (MCO) to ensure the general prohibition of mass movements and gatherings across the country.
A statement by Sabah Law Society’s president Roger Chin said it appreciates and supports the Government’s quick actions in helping ease the public’s burden during this pandemic outbreak.
To ensure that the public in Sabah will always have access to legal advice and information during the MCO, the Sabah Law Society (“SLS”) Legal Advice Clinic will be going online to provide the Sabah public with free online legal advice from Monday to Friday, 10.00 am – 10.40 am daily beginning Monday, 30 March 2020 and throughout the MCO, he stated
“Members of the public in Sabah will be able to click on the link provided on the Sabah Law Society website at https://sabahlawsociety.org/ for a private online consultation with SLS volunteer lawyers on duty via Zoom and are required to download and install Zoom in order to utilise this free consultation service. A mobile telephone number will also be provided, to assist those with limited internet connection.”
This Virtual Legal Advice Clinic, is a Sabah Law Society initiative to ensure that access to justice and legal information remains available to all Sabahans during this difficult time, he said adding that the SLS hopes that this Virtual Legal Aid Clinic will continue to serve the public even after the pandemic has been dealt with, as the world moves towards online communications to ensure that everyone has access to legal advice, no matter where they are.-pr/BNN