Inspiring People 2014; Raphael Louis

Inspiring People 2014 Ray Louis Pro BonoApart from being a reputable litigator who has been featured in the Law Gazette and The Red Dot on Channel 5 and Channel News Asia, Raphael Louis is a dedicated father and husband who has a strong belief in helping those who cannot help themselves.

A lawyer specializing in Divorce & Family Law, Criminal Defense, Accident & Insurance claims & Civil Litigation is also a member and volunteer of the Criminal Legal Aid Society (CLAS) and Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO).

Despite his busy work schedules, Raphael has also taken the initiative to set up a Punggol free legal clinic to provide counsel and advice to the needy.

Know someone who needs help? Read on…

1) Which person had the biggest influence in your life so far?
It has got to be my dad, because he introduced God to me. This is also the basis of why I do what I do; to help those who cannot help themselves.

2) What is the best piece of advice you have been given and by whom?
This advice came from the founder of one of top law firms in Singapore. He said, don’t focus on the money, instead, focus on doing the work well; the money will eventually come later.

3) Name 3 factors that have contributed to your success today?
I’ve only got 2. God and my wife.

4) If you could be a Superhero, who would you be and why?
My favorite Superhero is Spiderman. I like how he looks and behave like is an average Joe but yet has a higher calling of helping those who cannot help themselves.

5) When things get tough, how do you keep yourself going?
Whenever things get tough, I think about my wife and daughter. I also think about my pro bono work, on how my small contribution could help make a difference in other people’s life. Moments like that keeps me going.
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6) What rules do you live by?
I set clear goals for myself. I also make sure that I am discipline enough to meet those goals, which involves plenty of hard work and good time management. Lastly, I believe in a balance lifestyle where I put my priorities right; among others, family comes firsts.

7) What is your best advice to readers who wants to do what you do?
You need 2 things. Passion and Compassion. You need a passion for law to keep you going; you must never stop learning. Secondly you compassion to help others. There are many opportunities to help those in need, you just need to find the best fit for yourself. Every little effort counts, even if it means a small amount of time.

As Mother Theresa once said
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

8) You’ve recently started your own private practice, what are your plans?
Hopefully someday I can make enough money so that I could devote more time to help others, including pro bono work. Also to help mentor young lawyers; I hope to provide a conducive working environment to nurture and mentor them.

Follow Raphael Louis on Ray Louis Law Coroporation Website and Ray Louis Law Corporation Facebook Page.

You’re my Inspiration! is a monthly series (Published on Third Monday) where we interview inspiring people from all walks of life, sharing their stories to keep ourselves motivated to do and live better.

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