Practice Training

Practice Training Requirements

A qualified person may serve the practice training period:

  • under a practice training contract with a Singapore law practice;

  • through working as a Legal Service Officer; or

  • under the supervision of a qualifying relevant legal officer.

The duration of the practice training period under a practice training contract is 6 months, which must be completed within a continuous period of 8 months.

For service of the entire practice training period through working as a Legal Service Officer or through working under the supervision of a qualifying relevant legal officer, the duration of the training period is 36 months, which must be completed within a continuous period of 48 months.

For more information, please refer to the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2011.

The Minister for Law has power to exempt a qualified person from any of the requirements under Section 13(1)(c), (d) or (e) and any rules made under Section 10(2)(a), (b), (c) or (d) of the Legal Profession Act (Cap.161).

 

Last Updated: 10 November 2021