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The Singapore Legal Service

Legal Service Officer

We invite you to consider a career as a LEGAL SERVICE OFFICER
and to be initially deployed to the

The Legal Policy Group of the Ministry of Law plays a critical role in upholding the rule of law, advancing access to justice, and ensuring a sound and progressive legal framework.

The Legal Policy Group is looking for people who are passionate about serving the public and making a difference. If you wish to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career with unrivalled opportunities for professional development and exposure to a wide variety of intellectually stimulating work, we invite you to apply to join the Singapore Legal Service as a Legal Service Officer and be initially deployed to one of our two Divisions – the Civil and Legislative Policy Division or the Criminal Policy Division.

The work of the Legal Policy Group covers a diverse spectrum of policy areas. The Civil and Legislative Policy Division deals with law reform across a spectrum of areas, ranging from constitutional and administrative law to family, community and governance laws. The Criminal Policy Division drives law reform in the area of criminal law and procedure, as well as constitutional and governance issues that arise in the criminal context.

As a member of the Legal Policy Group, you will be part of a team of highly motivated lawyers working on challenging law reform and delivering creative, yet practical, solutions to issues of national significance. This requires you to be familiar with current laws and how the justice system works, and to consider how laws can be updated to keep pace with evolving socio-economic needs and technological developments, whilst reflecting sound policy principles.

You can expect to work with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, both within and outside the Government, to co-create policies to meet the needs and demands of today’s society. You will also take legislation through the Parliamentary process, from the drafting and consultation stages, to facilitating the passage of legislation in Parliament.

Requirements/Eligibility Criteria

  1. At least five years of post-qualification experience.
  2. A strong law degree from the NUS or the SMU or a Scheduled University.
  3. Excellent writing and communication skills and a sharp, analytical mind.
  4. A passion to serve the public and make a difference to society.
Eligible applicants are invited to submit, by 21 Feb 2020, the Application Form (available at: Please do not hesitate to contact the Legal Service Commission Secretariat at email: [email protected] if you have any query.

Advertiser Name

The Singapore Legal Service

Posting Date

January 14, 2020

Expiry Date

January 28, 2020