Venue for free legal talks changed to Supreme Court

Singapore, 8 July 2013 – The Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”) and the Law Society have received an overwhelming response from the public to the free legal talks and clinics which will be held from 22 – 25 July 2013. To accommodate more participants, the organisers have decided to change the venue of the two legal talks on 22 and 24 July from the Subordinate Courts at Havelock Road to the Supreme Court Building, next to Parliament House. The venue of the legal clinics on 23 and 25 July will remain at Subordinate Courts.

More than 1,200 participants have signed up for the two talks which will cover a range of topics including criminal proceedings such as illegal money lending, employment matters, personal insolvency, family law, estate management and consumer protection.

“We are very happy and excited that the response from the members of the public has been so overwhelming. Places for the talks were fully subscribed within a few days and many had asked to be placed on a wait list. To accommodate the many interested members of public, we have decided to move the venue for the Legal Talks to the auditorium at the Supreme Court which has a bigger capacity,” said Ms Jennifer Marie, Deputy Chief District Judge, Subordinate Courts and Chairperson of the Law Week Organising Committee. Even with the change of venue, all seats for the talks have been taken up and the organisers have closed registration. “We are however working with the Law Society of Singapore to hold another talk at a later date and this will be announced when the details are confirmed,” said Ms Marie.

Those who require more information can call 6332 5126 or email [email protected]

About Singapore Academy of Law

The Singapore Academy of Law (the “Academy”) is the umbrella body of the legal community in Singapore and has close to 10,000 members.

The work of the Academy is focused on three key areas: supporting the growth and development of the Legal Industry; building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing Legal Knowledge; and improving the efficiency of legal practice through Legal Technology. The work of the Academy is driven by these three core mandates. This in turn is directed towards raising the standard and quality of legal practice and building a strong and dynamic legal community in Singapore.

Besides its role as the official law reporting agency in Singapore, the Academy’s other functions include providing continuing legal education for its members, publishing legal literature, promoting legal research and legal studies, the reform and development of the law and alternative dispute resolution.

The Singapore Academy of Law (“the Academy”) turns 25 this year. To mark this significant milestone, the Academy is organising a series of signature events including Law Week 2013 from 22 to 26 July. The two main themes of Law Week are pro bono services and recent developments in Singapore Law. Activities for the legal profession and public include a seminar series, free legal talks, free legal clinics and an exhibition on Criminal Justice and Family Law entitled #Law & Community.

For more details on the Academy, visit www.sal.org.sg.

Foo Kim Leng (Ms)
Assistant Director
Corporate Communications
Tel: +65 6332 5365/ 96358850
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