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The Law Society of Singapore occasionally has job vacancies which we will post here and suitable candidates are welcome to apply. Read more about the Law Society here.

Available Opportunities

Legal Policy Lawyer, Legal Policy and Research Department

Full-Time

Requirements


Legal Policy Lawyer, Legal Policy and Research Department

We are looking for a candidate with a keen interest in the future of the legal profession and cutting-edge developments in legal practice, such as the legal, ethical and regulatory impact of emerging and new technologies on lawyers and law practices.

The candidate will be required to support the work of the Council of the Law Society and the Legal Policy and Research Department. The role includes consulting members of the Law Society on draft legislation and proposed changes to the law, preparing responses to consultation papers issued by the government on draft legislation and rules, drafting Council’s practice directions in consultation with members, preparing written papers and reports on legal policy issues, studying and researching trends relevant to the legal profession and developing thought leadership content and resources for members. The specific duties include:
  • Soliciting views from members regarding draft legislation and proposed changes to the law
  • Position the Law Society as a thought leader on professional and practice issues through publishing reports, articles, papers and proposals
  • Study and publish trends affecting the future of the legal profession 
  • Adopt data-driven approaches towards monitoring trends affecting the legal profession in Singapore and elsewhere 
  • Manage and produce content to support the department’s Legal Profession Research Portal 
  • Prepare research reports for Council on issues affecting the legal profession 
  • Working with other departments in a collaborative and consultative approach to achieve targets 
  • Develop training materials and resource guides for members in the areas of risk management, professional ethics and professional skills 
  • Support the department’s internal compliance functions including review of contracts and PDPA advisory

Requirements
  • A recognised bachelor’s law degree from a reputable university
  • At least 2 years of post-qualification experience, preferably with litigation experience in a Singapore law practice
  • Strong legal analytical skills with the ability to assimilate and evaluate new and complex information
  • Able to balance theoretical concepts with practical implementation
  • Interest to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and capabilities
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong language ability with demonstrated proficiency in writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, whilst maintaining a high quality of work and attention to detail within tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and good team player with good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong people management skills, with high EQ
  • Highly ethical, discreet and able to maintain confidentiality

To apply, please email your detailed resume including your qualifications and expected salary to [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Regulatory Lawyer, Conduct Department

Full-Time

Requirements

Regulatory Lawyer, Conduct Department

We are looking for a candidate with a keen interest in regulatory work to assist the Conduct Department in carrying out its functions.

The candidate will assist in the implementation of the regulatory matters under the Legal Profession Act and to carry out legal research and work on drafting articles for publication in the Singapore Law Gazette to disseminate information on regulatory issues. The specific duties include:
  • Administering the complaints processes, inquiries and mediation in accordance with the Legal Profession Act
  • Liaise with counsel instructed to carry out the litigation for the Society
  • Assist in the administration of Legal Profession (Solicitors’ Accounts) Rules, including interventions into the client account of law practices and inspections and all other regulatory matters
  • Present regulatory matters to Council and Committees in person or via email in a fair and detailed manner
Requirements
  • A recognized bachelor’s degree in law from a reputable university
  • At least 1 year of post-qualification experience, preferably in the litigation department of a Singapore law practice
  • Strong legal analytical skills with the ability to assimilate and evaluate new and complex information
  • Able to balance theoretical concepts with practical implementation
  • Interest to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and capabilities
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong language ability with demonstrated proficiency in writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to present information and arguments clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, whilst maintaining a high quality of work and attention to detail within tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and good team player with good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong people management skills, with high EQ
  • Highly ethical, discreet and able to maintain confidentiality

To apply, please email your detailed resume, including your qualifications and expected salary to [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Paralegal, Conduct Department

Full-Time

Requirements


Paralegal, Conduct Department


We are looking for a candidate with a keen interest in regulatory work to assist the Conduct Department in carrying out its functions. The successful candidate will provide legal administrative support in administering the complaints processes, inquiries and mediation in accordance with the Legal Profession Act. The specific duties include:
  • Communicate effectively with Complainants and apprise them of the requirements under the LPA requirements
  • Assist in the administration of Legal Profession (Solicitors’ Accounts) Rules, including interventions into the client account of law practices and inspections and all other regulatory matters
  • Prepare all draft correspondence for regulatory matters including mandatory notices under the LPA, meeting agendas/ minutes/matters arising for all disciplinary matters/ committee work and regulatory matters for Council
  • Preparation and drafting of Annual Report for the respective Committees handled by Conduct Department
  • Provide prompt and accurate information on disciplinary records upon receiving the request from both internal/external agencies
  • Provide prompt and accurate statistics on disciplinary matters for AGM as well as other requests from both internal/external agencies 
  • Ensure that files are opened in the Master File Register and disciplinary records are updated in CRM in a timely manner and ensure the integrity of date/ information entered
  • Assist with the appointment, scheduling and administration of mediators and members of the Investigative Tribunal
  • Assist in preparing slides for seminars/presentations given by the Conduct Department

Requirements
  • Diploma in Law/ Legal Studies
  • At least 2 years of working experience preferably in the litigation department of a Singapore law practice
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong language ability with demonstrated proficiency in writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, whilst maintaining a high quality of work and attention to detail within tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and good team player with good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong people management skills, with high EQ
  • Highly ethical, discreet and able to maintain confidentiality
To apply, please email your detailed resume, including your qualifications and expected salary to [email protected]

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Head, Legal Policy and Research Department

Full-Time

Requirements


Head, Legal Policy and Research Department

We are looking for a candidate to develop the infrastructure, resources, processes and culture for legal research. The candidate will be responsible for developing and promoting legal initiatives to assist and support the legal profession including but not limited to assisting in research, review, revision and drafting of legislation, rules and Council’s practice directions concerning practice-related issues. The specific duties include:
  • Position the Law Society as a thought leader on professional and practice issues through publishing reports, articles, papers and proposals
  • Provide thought leadership on relevant legal and interdisciplinary developments in other jurisdictions 
  • Study and publish trends affecting the future of the legal profession 
  • Adopt data-driven approaches towards monitoring trends affecting the legal profession in Singapore and elsewhere 
  • Collaborate with foreign bar associations and educational institutions on knowledge initiatives that will benefit the Law Society’s members 
  • Working with other departments in a collaborative and consultative approach to achieve targets 
  • Produce regular publications to highlight the Law Society’s initiatives and significant legal developments in Singapore and elsewhere 
  • Identify, and encourage the adoption of, best practices in risk management and professional ethics by the legal profession 
  • Curate, draft and/or edit professional or practice management content in the Law Society’s publications 
  • Develop training materials and resource guides for members in the areas of risk management, professional ethics and professional skills

Requirements
  • A recognised bachelor’s law degree from a reputable university
  • At least 7 years of post-qualification experience, preferably in a Singapore law practice
  • Strong legal analytical skills with the ability to assimilate and evaluate new and complex information
  • Able to balance theoretical concepts with practical implementation
  • Interest to learn and develop new skills, knowledge and capabilities
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong language ability with demonstrated proficiency in writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to present information and arguments clearly and persuasively
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, whilst maintaining a high quality of work and attention to detail within tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and good team player with good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong people management skills, with high EQ
  • Highly ethical, discreet and able to maintain confidentiality

To apply, please email your detailed resume, including your qualifications and expected salary to [email protected].

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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