If you meet the criteria for a qualified person defined under Section 2 of the Legal Profession Act, you may apply to be admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court. There are also requirements for admission which you will need to satisfy.
Find out more about:
Apply to the General Division of the High Court by way of an Originating Summons (Admission of Advocates and Solicitors) after you have registered with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
File online via eLitigation, or visit the LawNet & CrimsonLogic Service Bureau to file in person.
Your application must be in accordance with legal requirements, including those under the Legal Profession Act, Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules, Legal Profession (Admission) Rules (LPAR) and Supreme Court Practice Directions.
All applications to be admitted as an advocate and solicitor are heard in the General Division of the High Court.
There are fixed dates for such hearings, so applicants need to plan ahead to ensure their documents are submitted in time. The procedures before filing an application as well as the timelines for the filing of the application documents are stated in the LPAR.
The hearing dates for admission in 2023 are:
11 January 2023
8 February 2023
8 March 2023
12 April 2023
10 May 2023
|July||Wednesday||12 July 2023|
|August (Mass Call 2023)||Monday, Tuesday||21 and 22 August 2023|
|September||Wednesday||13 September 2023|
|October||Wednesday||11 October 2023|
|November||Wednesday||8 November 2023|
Note: There are no admission of advocates and solicitors hearings during the June and December court vacation.
Mass Call 2023 will be held over 3 consecutive sessions on Monday, 21 August 2023 and Tuesday, 22 August 2023 at the Supreme Court Auditorium in the following sequence:
|Session 1||Monday, 21 August 2023||10.00am to 12.30pm|
|Session 2||Monday, 21 August 2023||2.30pm to 5.30pm|
|Session 3||Tuesday, 22 August 2023||10.00am to 12.30pm|
The Hearing List indicating the assigned session for each applicant will be published on the Supreme Court Website by mid-August 2023. You may refer to the website nearer the date.
All applicants who intend to seek admission during this year’s Mass Call should take note of the following timelines for the filing of the requisite documents in accordance with the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011 ("LPAR"):
|Rule under which application is made||Last day to file OS (AAS)||Last day to file Affidavit for Admission|
|Rule 25 LPAR||Wednesday, 21 June 2023||Monday, 31 July 2023|
Abridgement Applications for Mass Call 2023
Applicants who are not able to comply with the timelines prescribed by the LPAR as stipulated above may apply to the court for abridgement of time. Hearing of abridgement applications for Mass Call 2023 has been scheduled on Monday, 14 August at 10.00am.
The filing and service of the requisite documents must be completed by the date stipulated below, in accordance with paragraph 156 of the Supreme Court Practice Directions 2021:
|Rule under which application is made||Last day to file and serve Summons for Abridgement and Supporting Affidavit (if any)|
|Rule 25 LPAR||Monday, 7 August 2023|
Mass Call 2023 - Briefing
The Mass Call briefing will be conducted on Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 10.00am sharp in the Supreme Court Auditorium (Basement 2). Registration will commence from 9.15am and all applicants must be seated by 9.50am. Attendance at the briefing is compulsory for all applicants seeking admission at Mass Call 2023. Applicants who do not attend the briefing will have their call applications fixed for hearing at the next call hearing scheduled after Mass Call. The briefing will take approximately an hour.
For more information on the FAQ for Mass Call 2023, please click here.