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Become an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court

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:

How to apply

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.

When to file

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:



Hearing date



11 January 2023



8 February 2023



8 March 2023



12 April 2023



10 May 2023

JulyWednesday12 July 2023
August (Mass Call 2023)Monday, Tuesday21 and 22 August 2023
SeptemberWednesday13 September 2023
OctoberWednesday11 October 2023
NovemberWednesday8 November 2023

Note: There are no admission of advocates and solicitors hearings during the June and December court vacation.

Admission of Advocates and Solicitors - Mass Call 2023


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 Day/Date Time
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 madeLast 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 madeLast 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 8.30am 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.


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