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Amicus AgonyDear Amicus Agony,I’m often caught in a dilemma trying to balance my billable and non-billable work. As we work in a pool system in our firm, I can sometimes get billable work from one partner and non-billable work from

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a newly-qualified lawyer. I am very strict when it comes to following the rules and procedures. I do not want anything or anyone to ruin my chances at becoming Senior Counsel, which is my ultimate goal.Recently,

Dear Amicus Agony,I am a first-year associate who is new to legal practice. On a daily basis, I endure verbal abuse from one of my senior partners. He says my drafts are “terrible” and routinely calls me “stupid” and “inept”. Often, he

Amardeep Singh s/o Gurcharan Singh was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she

Dear Amicus Agony,I am an associate in a law firm and thinking about making the switch in-house. Is there a "way back" to practice if I feel more suitable for practice thereafter?Confused Lawyer Dear Confused Lawyer,Good news is, these days skill

Dear Amicus Agony,I am in love and I do not know what to do. I am very smitten towards this girl who works in another law firm. We met at a CPD event and it was love at first sight.

Suang Wijaya was one of the recipients of the Law Society’s sponsorship for young lawyers to attend overseas conferences. As part of the sponsorship, the recipient must submit a paper on the conference that he or she attended.I had the

Founded in 1947, the International Bar Association (IBA) is quite possibly the world’s largest organisation of lawyers. Its annual conference sees well over 5,000 legal professionals converge for a week of discussion and thought leadership on cutting edge topics, like

Dear Amicus Agony,I have been in practice for about three years and have been working mostly with this one particular senior associate. Through the course of working with him, I have come to discover (and most of the other juniors

Dear Amicus AgonyI face difficulties at work when my boss asks that I react to letters from opposing counsel in a manner which I feel to be unreasonable. I understand that he has years of experience over me but I