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Subscription Fees

The annual subscriptions (inclusive of prevailing GST) are as follows:

 1. Fellows S$1,070.00 
 2. Ordinary members where, at the time subscription is payable:  
a. more than 12 years have elapsed since the date of admission as an advocate and solicitor or appointment as a Legal Service Officer, whichever is the earlier date         S$374.50
b. not less than 7 years but not more than 12 years have elapsed from the date of admission as an advocate and solicitor or appointment as a Legal Service Officer, whichever is the earlier date S$288.90
c. less than 7 years have elapsed from the date of admission as an advocate and solicitor or appointment as a Legal Service Officer, whichever is the earlier date S$128.40
3. Ordinary members who have foreign lawyers registered under section 36B or 36D of the Legal Profession Act or granted approval under section 176(1) of the Legal Profession Act S$374.50
4. Associate members who are persons other than law students S$214.00
Please note that under a resolution of the Senate of SAL dated 19 January 1989, annual subscription for the first calendar year are waived for all new members  
5. No annual subscription is required for an Associate Student membership  


If you need any assistance, you can contact us at 6332 4388 or email us at membership@sal.org.sg

 

Membership Privileges
As a member of SAL, you may participate and enjoy discounted rates in selected conferences, seminars, and workshops organised by SAL as part of your continuing legal and professional education

You will also have access to resources such as the SAL Journal, the SAL Annual Report, and the SAL Annual Review of Singapore Cases to keep you informed of the happenings at SAL, as well as other publications from time to time.

Credit Dollar Scheme
From 2 February 2009, to encourage members to engage in continuing legal education and upgrade their legal knowledge, each SAL member will receive 35 credit dollars(C$) per year upon payment of their SAL annual subscription. Members may use C$ to register for places in selected SAL seminars, courses, workshops or to acquire selected books, journals and other publications by SAL.

Redemption for C$ can be made online at https://www.sal-e.org.sg

The redemption value of one C$ is $1.00.

Items that are C$ redeemable are indicated on our online shop.

You may use all or any amount of  the available C$ as part of your payment for the transaction.

Your C$ is valid from the time it is credited into your account to 31 December of each year.

Find out how to redeem your C$ online, and the terms and conditions for this service, at 6332 4388 or email enquiries@sal.org.sg

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Disqualifications for SAL Membership
Section 16(1) of the Singapore Academy of Law Act states that a person shall not be qualified to be a member of the Academy or, if he is a member, shall cease to be a member if:

  1. he has been struck off the roll;
  2. being a Legal Service Officer , he has been dismissed from the Singapore Legal Service for misconduct in his professional capacity;
  3. being a foreign lawyer referred to in section 14(c), his registration under section 36B or 36D of the Legal Profession Act (Cap.161), or his approval under section 176(1) of that Act, is cancelled;
  4. being a member of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore, the School of Law of the Singapore Management University or the School of Law of the Singapore University of Social Sciences, he has been dismissed from the Faculty or School, as the case may be, for misconduct in the discharge of his duties;
  5. he has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty;
  6. he is or becomes mentally disordered and incapable of managing himself or his affairs;
  7. he is an undischarged bankrupt; or
  8. he has entered into a composition with his creditors or a deed of arrangement for the benefit of his creditors.

 

 

 

 

Termination of Membership

  • Section 18(1) of the Singapore Academy of Law Act states that the Senate may by resolution terminate the membership of a member if he had been guilty of conduct which is in the opinion of the Senate renders him unfit to be a member or would bring SAL into disrepute

 

Termination of Associate Membership and Associate Student Membership
Associate and Associate Student members can resign from SAL, giving one month's notice in writing. Associate membership may also be terminated by SAL under the following provisions:

  • Section 16 of the Singapore Academy of Law Act - Disqualifications for membership
  • Section 18(1) of the Singapore Academy of Law Act - Termination of membership.
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Associate Student membership shall also be terminated six calendar years from the date of his/her admissions an Associate Student member or upon his becoming an Ordinary member, whichever is earlier