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Archive: August 2020

The year is 2020. Decades before this, novice lawyers at the Bar wandered about the office, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, asking their seniors, “What can I do to help?” Now, there is no office to go to. The seniors are around

Things may be looking bleak this year, for young and not so young lawyers alike, and across many sectors and industries in the overall economy. However, if we harken back to 2003 and 2008 which was the year of SARS

As a newly called lawyer, the furthest question from your mind now is probably: “How do I want to be remembered within the legal profession?” But beginning your legal career with the end in mind is important, as there is

Celebration. Young lawyer, congratulations are in order for reaching this milestone that you have been working so hard for. You have gone through an extremely competitive selection process to get into this course of study, and to train in this profession. You

Dear Members, Hearty congratulations to the newly-called lawyers of the 2020 Mass Call! You would have

The transition from law school to law firm can be daunting and sometimes frustrating. Unlike law

I am writing this at 7.37am on a Sunday morning. 3 May 2020. Mila is

Articles From This Month's Issue

The year is 2020. Decades before this, novice lawyers at the Bar wandered about the office, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, asking their seniors,

Things may be looking bleak this year, for young and not so young lawyers alike, and across many sectors and industries in

As a newly called lawyer, the furthest question from your mind now is probably: “How do I want to be remembered within

Celebration. Young lawyer, congratulations are in order for reaching this milestone that you have been working so hard for. You have gone through an

This one’s for the children. The children of the profession. As I write this, I am aware of anecdotal feedback and have seen

Dear Members, Hearty congratulations to the newly-called lawyers of the 2020 Mass Call! You would have been among the pioneer batch to receive

The transition from law school to law firm can be daunting and sometimes frustrating. Unlike law school examinations, legal issues in practice seldom

Dear Amicus Agony, I have just finished my training in a mid-sized firm and am going to be called in August. However, very

With the rise of international arbitration in the global economy, young practitioners have been drawn to the practice area in droves, competing

Congratulations on your admission. The 2020 cohort has already left its mark as trailblazers, being amongst the first lawyers to have been

I am writing this at 7.37am on a Sunday morning. 3 May 2020. Mila is done with her walk. Yes, she is

So, you’ve heard a great deal about the possibility of an in-house legal career as a viable (and fun) alternative to being

Congratulations on getting called to the Bar! This is a significant milestone marking your entry into the legal profession. From this day

For legal practitioners in Singapore, 2020 will always be remembered as a momentous year where the Singapore courts had made online hearings

Heartiest congratulations to the newly called Advocates and Solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore! I invite you to reflect on the long

The articles above are from the August 2020 issue of the Law Gazette.