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Applications for Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2020 now open

The Supreme Court would like to invite new applications from advocates and solicitors for the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2020 ("the Scheme"). 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.

For more information, applicants may refer to the information note attached.

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 Scheme 2020 Application". The deadline for receipt of applications is 4 October 2019. Successful candidates will be notified by the Supreme Court.

 

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.

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.

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.
Revised Operating Hours of Supreme Court Legal Registry

With effect from Saturday, 2 January 2016, the Legal Registry of the Supreme Court (Level 2) will be closed on Saturdays. The revised operating hours of the Legal Registry of the Supreme Court will be as shown below:

9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday; and

9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Friday

For more information, please click here.

Re-scheduling of Hearings for Bankruptcy Originating Summons & Bankruptcy Summons Applications

The Supreme Court will be re-scheduling the hearings for all Bankruptcy Originating Summons and Bankruptcy Summons appplications on the bulk list from Friday afternoons at 2.30pm to Tuesday mornings at 9am commencing 1 September 2015.

For more information, please click here.

Supreme Court Event on Friday 11 November 2016

The Supreme Court will be holding an event involving all Judges/ Judicial Commissioners of the Supreme Court on Friday, 11 November 2016. No Judge/ Judicial Commissioner will be on duty in the Supreme Court on Friday, 11 November 2016.

Please click here for more information.