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President’s Message

I’m writing about exam cheating. In recent weeks, there has been an effort by some commentators to attack lawyers and the Law Society, based on actions of persons who are not lawyers and not members of the Law Society. Six persons cheated

I’m asking for a “Be Kind To Lawyers” month in April. April sees the introduction of the new Rules of Court. These are the procedural rules applicable to all litigants. The main users of the Rules of Court are Singapore advocates. All

Lawyers are talking to lawyers about lawyers. In January, I raised the issue of young lawyers leaving the profession. There was a spike in the number of lawyers in the Junior Category giving up their practising certificates. It sparked off a national

This was the speech delivered by the President at the Opening of the Legal Year on 10 January 2022. May it please Your Honours, Chief Justice, Justices of Appeal, Justices and Judicial Commissioners of the Supreme Court. Notable Appointments and Departures

Try a Little Kindness Introduction The chorus of an old country and western song in the 1970s first recorded by Glen Campbell goes: “You’ve got to try a little kindness Yes, show a little kindness Just shine your light for everyone to see And if you

Power of Mediation : Culture, Communication and Catharsis/Expression From a Keynote Speech delivered on 29 September 2021 to the CCPIT’s 2021 International Mediation Summit Forum edited for the Singapore Law Gazette. It is a great honour for me to speak to you

Mental Wellness and Junior Lawyers We celebrated World Mental Health Month 2021 by posting a number of handy, practical tips on mental wellness/wellbeing from our LawCare Counsellor, Ms Sin Chei Liang. These insightful pieces have generated self-awareness and other-awareness about the

The Family Lawyer as Family Healer (Closing Address, Family Conference 2021 on 29 September 2021) Deputy Presiding Judge, Family Justice Courts, Judge Chia Wee Kiat Registrar, Family Justice Courts, Judge Kenneth Yap Chairpersons, Organising Committee 2021 Family Conference, Ms Kee Lay Lian and Ms

This was the speech delivered at Mass Call held on 23 and 24 August 2021. May it please Your Honour, on behalf of the Law Society, I seek Your Honour’s leave to address the 2021 cohort of applicants seeking admission

Edited write-up from Welcome Remarks at webinar on Managing Conflicts of Interest for Legal Practitiones and Law Practices on 27 July 2021. The area of Conflict of Interest is of especial significance in the Legal Profession (Professional Conduct) Rules 2015 (PCR).