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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

JulyWed13 July 2022
AugustTue, Wed23 & 24 August 2022 (Mass Call 2022)
SeptemberWed14 September 2022
OctoberWed12 October 2022
NovemberWed9 November 2022

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

Admission of Advocates and Solicitors - Mass Call 2022

Mass Call 2022 will be held over 3 sessions on Tuesday 23 August 2022 and Wednesday 24 August 2022 at the Supreme Court Auditorium with the applicants physically present while guests log in remotely via Zoom to attend the hearing.

The dates, day and time for each session are as follows:

Session Day/Date Time
Session 1 Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10.00am to 12.30pm
Session 2 Tuesday, 23 August 20222.30pm to 5.00pm
Session 3 Wednesday, 24 August 2022 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 2022. 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 OA (AAS) Last day to file Affidavit for Admission
Rule 25 LPAR Thursday, 23 June 2022 Monday, 1 August 2022
Rule 26 LPAR OS filed before 3 May 2011 Thursday, 11 August 2022
Rule 27 LPAR Friday, 22 July 2022 Friday, 22 July 2022

Abridgement Applications for Mass Call 2022

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 2022 has been scheduled on Monday, 15 August 2022, at 9.30am.

Notwithstanding the application for abridgement of time, unless the Court otherwise directs, filing and service of the requisite documents must be completed by the time 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 necessary)
Rule 25 LPAR Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Rule 26 LPAR Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Rule 27 LPAR Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Mass Call 2022 - Briefing

The Mass Call Briefing will be held on Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 10.00am at the Supreme Court Auditorium.

Attendance at the briefing is compulsory for all applicants seeking admission at Mass Call 2022. 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, please refer to the FAQs here (PDF, 136 KB).

 


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