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The Young Lawyer

Dear Amicus Agony, I am presently in my fourth year as a senior associate, practising dispute resolution. I have overcome various psychological obstacles just to get to where I am today. However, I have seen many peers give up their careers in

I did so much as blink and yet another festive season has gone by. Sometimes when I zone out in between periods of furious drafting of submissions, I can still hear Mariah Carey's nonpareil version of "All I Want for

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a junior lawyer and do not enjoy certain aspects of my work, particularly the need to develop business and network with clients. I definitely prefer to handle the transactions and workload allocated to me by my

So you have just been called to the Bar, or you’ve survived your first year (or first few years) of practice. You may have completed your first contentious hearing, or successfully second chaired a difficult trial. Congratulations! You’ve made it.

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a recently qualified lawyer and I am the most junior in my litigation team. My bosses and senior associates often e-mail me after working hours, and even on weekends. Sometimes, when I do not respond immediately

Burnout is rampant in the legal profession, especially in the first few years. While this is largely due to the long hours and inherent stress of the legal profession, another contributing factor could be the fact that young lawyers are

Dear Amicus Agony, I have been in practice for less than two years now. Since the lockdown, I have been feeling rebellious. I don’t really feel like doing my assigned task and I am just shutting off my mind to whatever

Salut, dear juniors. A warm welcome to the legal fraternity of Singapore. You would have experienced legal practice to a certain extent, as trainees. You would have worked with fellow lawyers in a firm, and in all likelihood, you have encountered

Heartiest congratulations to the newly called Advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore! We are the Co-Chairpersons of the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) and this is our brief message to you. Reflecting on the Journey Thus Far First, we invite

Dear Amicus Agony, I am quite adept in meeting and interacting with clients face to face – this is the modus operandi that I am used to and trained in.  But with the onset of COVID-19, client meetings have essentially all