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Supreme Court Practice Directions Amendment No. 2 of 2018

Amendment No. 2 of 2018 of the Practice Directions contains amendments to Appendix A and Appendix D of the Supreme Court Practice Directions.

Please click here for more information.

 

Admission of Advocates and Solicitors - Mass Call 2018

Mass Call 2018 will be held over 3 consecutive sessions on Thursday, 30 August 2018 and Friday 31 August 2018 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 Monday, 27 August 2018, 9.00AM sharp in the Supreme Court Auditorium (Basement 2). Attendance at the briefing is compulsory for all applicants seeking admission at Mass Call 2018. 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 2018, please click HERE.

Please click HERE for the Hearing List indicating the assigned session for each applicant.

 


Report of the Committee for the Professional Training of Lawyers

The Committee that was established by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon in August 2016 to conduct a root-and-branch review of the professional training regime for trainee lawyers in Singapore with a view to ensuring its continued relevance has completed its work. A copy of the report can be found here.

Applications for Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2019 now open

The Supreme Court would like to invite new applications from advocates and solicitors for the Young Amicus Curiae Scheme 2019 ("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 2019 Application". The deadline for receipt of applications is 8 October 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by the Supreme Court.