With the Singapore Institute of Legal Education’s (‘SILE’) implementation of Phase 3 of the mandatory Continuing Professional Development Scheme (‘CPD Scheme’) from 1 January 2017, all advocates and solicitors (including those practising as locum solicitors) holding a Singapore practising certificate (‘Practising Certificate’) and all foreign lawyers registered under section 36B of the Legal Profession Act (‘the Act’) must meet the CPD Requirements set out in the CPD Rules.
The categories of lawyers who will need to fulfil CPD requirements for CPD Year 2017, which runs from 1 January to 31 December 2017, are as follows:
The Law Society of Singapore is committed to ensuring the maintenance and continued development of high standards of professional competence of our practitioner members.
We aim to be the provider of choice for legal professionals by providing programmes that are relevant and that would help legal professionals in acquiring and maintaining professional competence in core areas of practice as well as equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills in new and emerging areas of practice to meet the demands of practice in an ever-changing legal landscape.
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