JWB has recently welcomed a new member and senior lawyer to our team in Singapore. Rachel Hines has joined us on a one-year secondment from Ashurst LLP as a Pro Bono Officer, and she has already hit the ground running.
Rachel now heads up much of our programmatic work in Singapore. She currently focuses on developing test litigation for migrant worker victims of labour exploitation and human trafficking, while coordinating a large pool of pro bono talent that supports our strategic legal research as well. Working out of our new offices in downtown Singapore, she is working to build our operations as we develop cross-border access to justice for those who need it most.
“I believe strongly in JWB’s mission and look forward to helping JWB make a positive and practical impact on the lives of migrant workers”
-Rachel, on joining JWB
Rachel is an American lawyer and experienced litigator who worked for many years at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. As a member of the District of Columbia Bar, she donated her time to help in those in need of legal services at the Bar’s Advice and Referral Clinics, the Employment Justice Center, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. Since arriving in Singapore, Rachel has been actively involved in outreach activities involving migrant workers. She served as a volunteer coordinator for the Law&You program, a collaboration between the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E.) and the National University of Singapore to empower and train foreign domestic workers on their rights and responsibilities while employed in Singapore.
Ashurst LLP is a major supporter of JWB, and this secondment serves to deepen the partnership between the organisations. In addition to coordinating the pro bono work of Ashurst lawyers and staff on JWB projects, Rachel will be increasingly involved in JWB’s programmatic activities across the Asia-Pacific region. We are pleased to welcome her to our team and hope you have a chance to meet her in the near future.