01 Feb '11, 4am

Seeking a new generation of David Marshalls: Singapore lawyers can join the international criminal law directora...

The health of Singapore's Criminal Bar has come under scrutiny recently. At the opening of the Legal Year, Attorney-General Sundaresh Menon said that the dwindling number of criminal lawyers, who are supposed to provide core legal services that cater to the needs of Singaporeans, is "worrying". Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong added that one the main reasons for most lawyers picking commercial over criminal law practice is the salary disparity between the two, a view shared by many commercial lawyers we know. Veteran criminal lawyers have responded to say that there is more to their jobs than pecuniary rewards, pointing out that vindicating a client's due process rights is emotionally fulfilling. It is unsurprising that when asked to choose between hard-nosed pragmatism and noble humanist pursuits, most young lawyers remember their mortgages and instinctively opt for the forme...

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