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The Young Lawyer

With the generous sponsorship of the Law Society of Singapore, I had the opportunity to attend the 2022 Annual Congress (the Annual Congress) of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), which was held in Singapore for the very first

The Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), which translates from French to the International Association of Young Lawyers is the only global association for young lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under. Under the generous sponsorship of the Law Society

Dear Amicus Agony, I’m a second year associate who was, not too long ago, really excited to start practice. I generally enjoy the work that I do but find increasingly that my time is not my own anymore. Both the clients

Dear Amicus Agony, I have been practising law for a few years now but to be really honest, I am not particularly passionate about it. I studied law because lawyers seemed to have stable jobs, it is a respectable profession and

Keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremony, Professor Richard Susskind, joining the audience via Zoom. By way of background, AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) – the International Association of Young Lawyers – is the only global association devoted to lawyers and

From 22 to 27 August 2022, I had the privilege of attending the 60th International Young Lawyers’ Congress organised by the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) under the generous sponsorship of the Law Society of Singapore. This 60th iteration

Dear newly called Learned Friends, Congratulations on being admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor. You survived law school, Bar examinations and Practice Training Contract. Before life becomes hectic, take a breather, and enjoy this significant milestone. You have joined this profession at

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a newly qualified associate and I practise disputes. I have been clocking in about 80 hours per week and have been working almost every day. The partners have high standards and sometimes work that I have spent

When someone asks me what it’s like being a lawyer and a mother, I find that the question is best answered by giving scenarios. Have you ever had an urgent deadline to meet? You try and put your child to

I first met my friend, Hanif, in 2016. Hanif came in Singapore in 2006 from Bangladesh, and has worked here as a town council conservancy cleaner since. Like many other conservancy cleaners, Hanif worked for years in Singapore without returning to