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Applications for Appointment to Sheriff's Panel of Security Agencies for Enforcement Actions The Supreme Court of Singapore invites suitably qualified security agencies to apply to be appointed to a panel of Security Agencies (the “Panel”) to provide security services for various enforcement actions undertaken by the Bailiff Section of the Supreme Court. The estimated date of commencement of the Panel is 21 September 2017. The application process commences on 24 August 2017 and the deadline for applications is 4pm, 1 September 2017. For more information on the scope of services required, terms of appointment to the Panel, the application process as well as the documents required to be submitted, please click here.
Admission of Advocates and Solicitors - Mass Call 2017

Mass Call 2017 will be held over 3 consecutive sessions on Monday 28 August 2017 and Tuesday 29 August 2017 at the Supreme Court Auditorium (Basement 2). All applicants who intend to seek admission during this year’s Mass Call should take note of the timelines for the filing of the requisite documents in accordance with the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011.

 

The Mass Call Briefing will be conducted on Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 9.00AM sharp in the Supreme Court Auditorium (Basement 2). Attendance at the briefing is compulsory for all applicants seeking admission at Mass Call 2017. The briefing will take approximately an hour. Applicants who do not attend the Briefing will have their call applications fixed for hearing at the next call hearing scheduled after Mass Call.

 

For more information on Mass Call 2017 and the hearing list, please click HERE.

 


Application for Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2018

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

The Young Amicus Curiae Scheme provides valuable opportunities for young advocates to hone their skills as advocates before the High Court. It also presents the young amicus with opportunities to assist the court in cases involving novel or cutting-edge issues 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 Application 2018”. The deadline for receipt of applications is 9 October 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by the Supreme Court.

Guidelines for Communication and Cooperation between Courts in Cross-Border Insolvency Matters Effective 1 February 2017, these Guidelines shall be considered in cases involving cross-border proceedings relating to insolvency or adjustment of debt commenced in more than one jurisdiction. For more information, please click here.
Law Society Council Elections held on 24 October 2017 - Request for waiver under section 50(2) of the Legal Profession Act

 Law Society Council Elections held on 24 October 2017

(For the attention of Advocates and Solicitors in ALL Categories (the Junior, Middle and Senior Category), who have in force a practising certificate on 11 October 2017 (nomination day).

The Law Society of Singapore has informed the Registrar that practitioner members in ALL Categories (the Junior, Middle and Senior Category) are required to vote in the Law Society Council Election held on 24 October 2017 (“election day”). Please note that under the Legal Profession Act, voting is compulsory and practitioner members in the above categories who fail to vote on election day may not be entitled to apply for a practising certificate. The Election has been held on TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017 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 2017 from the Registrar, Supreme Court. For details on how to apply, 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.

Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 4 of 2017 Amendment No. 4 of 2017 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part II and Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. Please click here for information
Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 5 of 2017 Amendment No. 5 of 2017 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Part II, Part XIII and Appendix A of the Supreme Court Practice Directions. Please click here for information.