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Law Society Council Elections held on 24 Oct 2019 – Request for waiver under section 50(2) of the Legal Profession Act

Law Society Council Elections held on 24 October 2019

 

For the attention of ALL Advocates and Solicitors who have in force a practising certificate on 9 October 2019 (nomination day).

The Law Society of Singapore has informed the Registrar that practitioner members in ALL Categories (Junior, Middle and Senior Category) are required to vote in the Law Society Council Election held on 24 October 2019 (“election day”). Please note that under the Legal Profession Act, voting is compulsory and practitioner members who fail to vote on election day may not be entitled to apply for a  practising certificate.

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 2019 from the Registrar, Supreme Court.

All advocate and solicitors are to note that a Request for a waiver under section 50(2) of the Legal Profession Act (“Request”) is to be submitted for the Registrar’s consideration before the advocate and solicitor submits the application for a practising certificate. A Request which is submitted after the application for a practising certificate has been submitted and after the penalty of $500 has been paid will not be considered. For details on how to apply, please click here