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Applications for Admission of Advocates and Solicitors

Any qualified person as defined under Section 2 of the Legal Profession Act who wishes to be admitted as an advocate and solicitor must apply to the court by way of an Originating Summons.

Subject to the provisions made under Section 14 of the Legal Profession Act, a qualified person must satisfy the following conditions to qualify for admission:

  • Attained the age of 21 years.
  • Be of good character.
  • Satisfactorily served the practice training period applicable to him.
  • Attended and satisfactorily completed such courses of instruction as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
  • Passed such examinations as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

A qualified person who intends to apply for admission shall, before filing his application, have applied to register his name with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

 

Requirements for Admission, in General (Application under Section 12(2) of the Legal Profession Act by any qualified person other than a Malayan practitioner who wishes to rely on Rule 18(1) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules)

(i) When applying to the court, the following documents are required to be filed for admission under Rule 25(2) of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules.

  • Originating Summons
  • Letter of Registration as a Qualified Person from the Singapore Institute of Legal Education

(ii) Within 5 days after the date of filing, a copy of the Originating Summons and form must be served on the Attorney-General, the Law Society and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

(iii) The date fixed for hearing of the application shall be at least 60 days after the date on which the Originating Summons and the form required by the Registrar are filed.

(iv) The applicant shall, not earlier than 30 days after the filing of the Originating Summons and the form, and not later than 21 days before his application is to be heard, also file:

An Affidavit exhibiting the following:

a. a certificate issued by the Secretary of the Board of Legal Education before 3rd May 2011, or by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education on or after that date;

b. two recent certificates as to his good character;

c. in the case of an applicant who is required to serve a practice training period, certificate(s) or other evidence that the applicant has served his practice training period with diligence; and

d. in the case of an applicant wishing to rely on rule 18(2) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules, a true copy of the order of court admitting and enrolling the applicant as a Malayan practitioner.

e. An unsigned declaration in the format required under rule 30 Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011

f. A Request for Instrument of Admission accompanied by the fee provided in s.16(3) of the Legal Profession Act

(v) Within 5 days after the date of filing, a copy of the affidavit must be served on the Attorney-General, the Law Society and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

 

Requirements for Applications for Admission made before 3rd May 2011

(i) When applying to the court, the following documents are required to be filed for an application for admission under Rule 26(2) of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules:

  • Originating Summons
  • Notice of application for admission

(ii) Within 5 days after the date of filing, a copy of the application must be served on the Attorney-General, the Law Society and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

(iii) The notice shall be posted at the Supreme Court for 6 months before the applicant is admitted.

(iv) The applicant shall, not later than 12 days before his application is to be heard, also file:

An Affidavit exhibiting the following:

a. a certificate issued by the Secretary of the Board of Legal Education before 3rd May 2011, or by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education on or after that date;

b. two recent certificates as to his good character;

c. in the case of an applicant who is required to serve a practice training period, certificate(s) or other evidence that the applicant has served his practice training period with diligence; and

d. in the case of an applicant applying for admission by virtue of Section 15(1) of the Legal Profession Act in force immediately before 3rd May 2011, a true copy of the order of court admitting and enrolling the applicant as a Malayan practitioner or any other documentary evidence showing that he is a Malayan practitioner.

e. An unsigned declaration in the format required under rule 30 Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011

f. A Request for Instrument of Admission accompanied by the fee provided in s.16(3) of the Legal Profession Act

g. A Registrar’s Certificate under Form 31 of the Supreme Court Practice Direction

(v) Within 5 days after the date of filing, a copy of the affidavit must be served on the Attorney-General, the Law Society and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

 

Requirements for Applications for Admission made by Malayan Practitioner in Active Practice in West Malaysia 

(i) These requirements shall apply to an application for admission under Section 12(2) of the Legal Profession Act made by a Malayan practitioner who wishes to rely on Rule 18(1) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules; and to an application for admission made under Section 18 of the Legal Profession Act in force immediately before 3rd May 2011, and which was pending on that date.

(ii) When applying to the court, the following documents are required to be filed for an application for admission under Rule 27(1) of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules:

  • Originating Summons
  • Affidavit in support of the Originating Summons
  • An unsigned declaration in the format required under rule 30 Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011
  • A Request for Instrument of Admission accompanied by the fee provided in s.16(3) of the Legal Profession Act

(iii) Within 5 days after the date of filing, a copy of the Originating Summons and the supporting affidavit must be served on the Attorney-General, the Law Society and the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

(iv) The date fixed for the hearing of the application shall be at least one month after the date on which the application is filed.

(v) The following documents shall be exhibited to the affidavit:

  • a true copy of the Order of Court admitting and enrolling the applicant as a Malayan practitioner (if the Order is in Malay, it must be translated into English);
  • a certificate issued by another Malayan practitioner verifying that the applicant has been in active practice in West Malaysia;
  • in respect of each State of Malaysia where the applicant has practised, a recent certificate issued by the body charged with the responsibility for investigating allegations of professional misconduct, stating that no disciplinary proceedings are pending or contemplated against the applicant.

     
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Last updated on 16 JUN 2011
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