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Singapore Academy of Law's 
Specialist Accreditation Scheme

 


Latest Updates

Accredited Specialist Examination Preparatory Course

Candidates who have registered for the Building and Construction Law examination preparatory course are reminded that the course starts on 14 July 2017 9:00 at the School of Law, Singapore Management University.

Accredited Specialist Examination

Candidates are to register for the Building and Construction Law examination by 26 July 2017 and may do so via SAL-e.

Senior Accredited Specialist

Legal practitioners with at least 10 years’ PQE may apply to be a Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law. Applications opened on 1 July 2017 and will close on 31 August 2017. Interested applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the information guide Building and Construction Law 2017 and Update. They may also download the application and reference statement forms for completion. Payment of the application fee is to be made via SAL-e.

Selection Panel Interviews - Update

Accredited Specialist and Senior Accredited Specialist candidates for Building and Construction Law should take note that the selection panel interviews are scheduled to take place on 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 October weekday evenings, 17:00-20:00. Candidates are advised to make themselves available on those dates. The finalised schedule will be released to the candidates in due course.


 

Introduction

The Singapore Academy of Law's Specialist Accreditation Scheme (the "Scheme") confers recognition of a legal practitioner's expertise and experience in a specialised area of law. It is an assessment process which requires a legal practitioner to show evidence of his or her knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialisation.

Specialist accreditation is a voluntary and an individual endeavour.

The Scheme's purpose is to:

  • recognise the high level of proficiency of legal practitioners in their chosen practice area and promote continued personal professional development and improvement
  • incentivise younger legal practitioners to hone their skills and knowledge
  • provide the legal industry and general public with a reliable means of identifying and accessing legal practitioners who have proven themselves as possessing the requisite skills and knowledge in a practice area
  • promote continued development and improvement of standards, quality and delivery of legal services

The Scheme aims to build an exhaustive directory of Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists for the benefit of users of legal services.

To gain a better understanding of the Scheme’s framework, the Specialist Accreditation Scheme paper can be downloaded here.

Legal practitioners interested in being accredited may apply to be:

 

  • An Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 5 year's PQE) OR
  • A Senior Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 10 year's PQE)

 


For 2017, specialist accreditation is offered for the following practice area: