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Court Calendar 2015

It is hereby notified for general information that The Honourable the Chief Justice has directed that Legal Year 2015 will commence on Tuesday, 6 January 2015 and end on Friday, 4 December 2015. The mid-year court vacation will be from Monday, 1 June 2015 to Friday, 26 June 2015 and the end of the year court vacation will be from Monday, 7 December 2015 to Thursday, 7 January 2016.

Please click here to access the full court calendar.

Supreme Court Transcription Services

The Supreme Court has approved the following vendors to provide private realtime court reporting services: DTI Corporation Pte Ltd formerly known as Merrill Corporation), Opus 2 International Singapore Pte Ltd and Planet Depos Asia LLC.

Parties may approach any of these vendors if they require private transcription services with (a) Realtime, (b) Daily or (c) Next Working Day delivery timeline. For more information, please click here.

APPLICATIONS FOR PRACTISING CERTIFICATE FOR PRACTICE YEAR 2017/2018

Applications for practising certificate ('PC') for the practice year 2017/2018 (1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018) will be received from 1 March 2017.

All applications are to be made through eLitigation or through the LawNet Service Bureaux if your law practice does not have an eLitigation account.

You are advised to apply for your PC as soon as possible before the end of March 2017. A PC issued in the month of March 2017 will be dated 1 April 2017.  

Please click here for more information on the application for a PC for Practice Year 2017/2018.

Law Society Council Elections 2016 - Request for waiver under section 50(2) of the Legal Profession Act

 Law Society Council Elections 2016

(For the attention of Advocates and Solicitors in the Senior Category who have in force a practising certificate on 10 October 2016 (nomination day)

The Law Society of Singapore has informed the Registrar that practitioner members in the Senior Category (not less than 15 years’ standing) are required to vote in the 2016 Annual Election of Council on 24 October 2016 (“election day”).   Please note that under the Legal Profession Act, voting is compulsory and practitioner members in the above category who fail to vote on election day may be barred from renewing their practising certificate.  The Annual Election of Council will be conducted by way of Internet voting (I-voting), details which were disseminated by the Law Society via email on 12 October 2016.  The Election will be held on MONDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2016 between 7.00am and 7.00pm.   

Practitioner members who are not in Singapore on election day, or have a good and sufficient reason for not voting, may seek a waiver from the voting requirement after 24 October 2016 from the Registrar, Supreme Court.  For details on how to apply, please click here

Practising Certificate (“PC”) Applications pending in April 2016

Please note that:

  • PC applications submitted during the month of March 2016 will, when issued, be dated 1 April 2016. PC applications submitted during the month of April 2016 will bear the date of its submission when it is issued.

  • PC applications submitted during the period from 1 March to 30 April 2016 may take up to 3 weeks from the submission date to process. Please file your PC application early. 

Please also note that:

      • Under section 25(5) of the Legal Profession Act, "every practising certificate issued in the month of April shall be deemed to have been in force from the first day of that month".

      • In the event that your application for a practising certificate has been submitted and is pending processing, either by the Law Society or the Supreme Court, and you need to attend a hearing in Court, you may inform the Court of this and seek leave either to proceed with the hearing or for a short adjournment.

Closure of Linkway between Supreme Court B2 and Parliament House Public Carpark

In view of the Lying In State and State Funeral of the late Mr Nathan, please note that the Parliament House car park will be closed from Wed 24 Aug 2016 (2359 hrs) until Fri 26 Aug (1500 hrs).

 

As such, the B2 linkway from Parliament House (Carpark) to Supreme Court will also be closed during the said period.
 
 

Meanwhile, please access the Supreme Court via Main Entrance on Level 1. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Enhanced eLitigation Access Security
eLitigation access security will be enhanced with SingPass 2-Step Verification (2FA) security feature on 18 December 2015.
 
eLitigation users who have already opted for SingPass 2-Step Verification (2FA) will be required to go through a 2-step login process to access to eLitigation with effect from 18 December 2015. Those who have not setup their SingPass 2-Step Verification (2FA) are required to do so by 30 June 2016 to continue accessing eLitigation after this date.
 
For more information, please contact eLitigation helpdesk at 6887 7222 or email to elitigation@crimsonlogic.com. Alternatively you may refer to the FAQs or go to www.singpass.gov.sg.
Application for Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2016

Information Note

            The Supreme Court would like to invite new applications from advocates and solicitors for the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme (“the Scheme”).

2.         The objective of the Scheme is to allow young advocates and solicitors to assist the court on novel points of law or important issues of public policy. Young amicus appointed under the Scheme may also be called upon to assist the court in cases involving first-time prosecutions under new or amended provisions of the law.

3.         The Scheme provides valuable opportunities for young advocates to hone their skills as advocates before the High Court and the State Courts. It also presents the young amicus with opportunities to assist the court in cases involving novel or cutting-edge issues of the law.

4.         The Scheme applies to matters in the High Court. The Scheme will be administered by the Supreme Court Registry and all appointments are for a one year period. The young amicus will not receive any remuneration or be reimbursed for any expenses incurred under the Scheme.

5.         The criteria for applicants are as follows:

(a)       The applicant should possess good academic grades;

(b)       The applicant must be a qualified person (as defined in section 2 of the Legal Profession Act (Cap 161));

(c)       The applicant must have not less than two, and not more than seven years of experience as an advocate and solicitor or as a Legal Service Officer (determined from the date of the applicant becoming a qualified person as defined above);

(d)       The application must be supported by a recommendation from one or more of the following persons (stating specifically that the applicant is recommended for the Scheme):

            (i)        a present High Court Judge;

            (ii)       an advocate and solicitor of at least 10 years’ experience; or

            (iii)      a Legal Service Officer of at least 10 years’ experience; and

(e)       The applicant must submit a piece of written work (including but not limited to submissions or academic articles) for assessing the applicant’s skills in legal analysis.

6.         Please click here to download a copy of the application form. The completed application form with all enclosures may be sent via email to SUPCOURT_Criminal_Matters@supcourt.gov.sg in the form of a portable document format (PDF) file or to the Supreme Court Registry (Crime Section) in hardcopy. The subject of the email or the envelope should be marked “Young Amicus Curiae Application 2016”. The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 October 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by the Supreme Court.

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