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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 2022 are:

Month

Day

Hearing date

January

Wed

12 January 2022

February

Wed

9 February 2022

March

Wed

9 March 2022

April

Wed

13 April 2022

May

Wed

11 May 2022

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


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