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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