[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Managing Litigants in Person within the Legal System
[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Managing Litigants in Person within the Legal System
 
24 Feb 2021, 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Webinar

[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Managing Litigants in Person within the Legal System

24 February 2021, 4.30pm-6.00pm

 

Overview

Litigants-in-Person are a significant presence in Singapore’s legal system. Within our adversarial tradition of adjudication, self-representation can raise multiple distinctive access to justice issues for Litigants-in-Person as well as other actors in the justice system.

In the first book on litigants-in-person ("LiPs") in the Singapore legal system, Associate Professors Jaclyn Neo and Helena Whalen-Bridge have employed different methodologies to analyse relevant issues, including a doctrinal legal analysis; a literature review of academic writings, policy papers, and official reports; an empirical consideration of written court judgments involving LiPs; in-depth interviews of a small group of LiPs, conducted with the Community Justice Centre's assistance; and a survey of lawyers, conducted with the Law Society of Singapore’s assistance.  The authors argue that any approach to LiPs must be multi-pronged, one that conceptualizes the administration justice as a legal ecosystem of interdependent actors.

In this webinar, the authors will share key aspects of their research by focusing on the perspectives of three main constituents: the LiPs themselves, judges and court staff, and lawyers representing other parties in a proceeding.  The panel will then share their perspectives on issues and approaches in managing the heightened burdens in cases where litigants self-represent.  Although the speakers focussed on civil and family law proceedings in their research, the panel will include an exploration of the Singapore’s criminal justice system so as to offer a broader and holistic conversation on the practical issues in access to justice.

Programme

4.00pm

Participants log in to webinar

4.30pm

Presentations

  • Associate Professor Jaclyn Neo, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore

5.15pm

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderators:

  • Associate Professor Jaclyn Neo, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore

Panellists:

  • Mr Leonard Lee, Executive Director, The Community Justice Centre
  • Ms June Lim, Managing Director, Eden Law Corporation
  • Mr Gregory Vijayendran, President, Law Society of Singapore, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

6.00pm

End

Brochure

To view the brochure, click here.
 

Registration

Webinar: SGD 96.30 (Inclusive of GST)
Book: SGD 57.78 (Inclusive of GST)(Promotion until 31 October 2020)
Book: SGD 64.20 (Inclusive of GST)(From 1 November 2020 onwards)
[Bundle] Webinar + Litigants in Person Book: SGD 147.66 (Inclusive of GST)

Click here to register for the webinar. SAL members may utlitse credit dollars. 
 

SILE Attendance Policy

1.5 Public CPD Points 
Practice Area: Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Training Category: General

 
Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

For enquiries regarding this webinar, please email [email protected].