[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Litigants in Person - Access to Justice in an Adversarial System
[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Litigants in Person - Access to Justice in an Adversarial System
 
26 Nov 2020, 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Webinar

[Webinar] Specialist Insight Series: Litigants in Person - Access to Justice in an Adversarial System

26 November 2020, 4.30pm-6.00pm

Introduction

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 to log in to Webinar
 
4.30PM Presentations by
Associate Professor Jaclyn Neo, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor Helena Whalen-Bridge, National University of Singapore
 
5.15PM Panel Discussion/Q&A

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

Panellists:
Ms Jennifer Marie, Deputy Presiding Judge, State Courts of Singapore
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

 

 

Registration Fee

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) 

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

 

SILE Attendance Policy

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.

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