The Supreme Court Auditorium is located at Basement 2 of the Supreme Court Building. The auditorium can seat up to 600 persons and is used for the Opening of the Legal Year ceremony to which members of the legal fraternity are invited. The auditorium is also used for functions and seminars.
Court conference rooms are a new feature in the Supreme Court Building. These are adjacent to most of the courtrooms. Court conference rooms can be used by counsel for discussions during hearings and when hearings are adjourned or stood-down by the Judge.
Courtrooms in the Supreme Court are constructed in three different sizes to allow for greater flexibility and the better management of court resources. This enables the Supreme Court to assign an appropriate courtroom for each hearing based on the number of parties involved. All courtrooms are equipped with network points and parties can bring in their notebook computers to access the Internet.
Some of the Supreme Court's hearing chambers are attached to courtrooms while others, such as those on Level 2, stand alone and are used for Registrars' hearings. Each hearing chamber is equipped with two computer monitors to facilitate the display of documents during hearings.
The Information Counter is located in the central atrium on Level 1, near the main entrance of the Supreme Court Building on Parliament Place. A Customer Relations Executive will be on hand to answer queries from court users and visitors to the Supreme Court. Information brochures and pamphlets are also available at the Information Counter.
The Library occupies 2 floors on Basement 1 and Level 1 of the Supreme Court Building. The Library is open from Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30am to 6.00pm and on Fridays from 8.30am to 5.00pm. The Library is open to lawyers and Supreme Court staff only. Online databases such as Westlaw and Lexis are available at the Library.
Each courtroom is equipped with 2 separate witness rooms. Parties can use the rooms as temporary waiting rooms for their witnesses before they take the stand in court.
The Supreme Court Gallery chronicles significant developments in Singapore's legal history as well as major legal milestones since the founding of Singapore in 1819. The Supreme Court Gallery also captures the rich architectural heritage of the Supreme Court, in particular, the old Supreme Court Building and the City Hall Building.
- Basement 2 walkway from Parliament House carpark to the Supreme Court building
Lawyers and court users who wish to access the Supreme Court building may do so via a walkway which connects from Basement 2 of the Parliament House carpark to Basement 2 of the Supreme Court building.
The walkway is open from Mondays to Thursdays, between 8.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. and between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. on Fridays. The walkway is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Security personnel are stationed at the entrance of the walkway at the Supreme Court building to assist with security clearance procedures before entrance to the Supreme Court building.
The LawNet Service Bureau is located on Level 1 of the Supreme Court Building to serve litigants and litigants-in-person who wish to file electronic court documents. Payments for searches of electronic case files are also done at the Service Bureau.
Located on Level 1, the Academy Bistro serves light refreshments, and is open to the public. Operated by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), court users will be able to access the Internet via their personal notebook computers at the Academy Bistro.