Judicial Commissioner Debbie Ong joined the Supreme Court in 2014.
She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1989 and Master of Laws at the University of Cambridge in 1991.
Her legal career began as an academic at NUS’s Faculty of Law in 1989. While teaching, she also assisted the Family Courts as a court mediator and the Supreme Court as amicus curiae. In addition to that, she served as Chairperson of the Centre Governance Committee of the Tampines Family Service Centre, and Resource Consultant for the Law Society’s Family Law Practice Committee.
She is member to various boards and councils, such as, the Review Board constituted under the Children and Young Persons Act, the Advisory Board of “Marriage Central” constituted under the National Family Council, and the International Advisory Board of the Child and Family Quarterly Journal (United Kingdom).
She published the book entitled International Issues in Family Law in Singapore in January 2015, and has contributed numerous articles in local as well as international scholarly journals.
Her accolades include winning the Singapore Academy of Law Merit Award and Legal Aid Bureau Amicus Award in 2013.