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The Young Lawyer

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

For the ambitious young advocate, the second chair may seem miles away from the real action. You will hardly, if ever, communicate directly with the Court or tribunal. Clients want to speak to lead counsel and hear his or her

Dear Amicus Agony, I am a practice trainee who is looking to be called to the Bar later this year. While I am sure that I would not be practising as a litigator, I am undecided between the finance and corporate

Law school is trying. Passing the Bar is no easy feat. Legal practice is challenging enough without having to navigate the murky waters of interpersonal relationships with fellow lawyers. The issue of sustaining professionalism and civility amongst lawyers can be

Dear Amicus Agony, I was recently laid off as my firm is scaling down and I am not sure what to do. I am also embarrassed and have not really shared the news with my friends. I have been looking around