30 Sep '11, 3am

Exams for foreign-qualified #lawyers to start next year in #Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Institute of Legal Education - a statutory board set up to develop, coordinate and oversee initiatives on legal training - intends to conduct the first session of the Foreign Practitioner Examinations (FPE) in the first half of next year. Foreign-qualified lawyers who pass the examinations can apply for a Foreign Practitioner Certificate from the Attorney-General to practise in permitted areas of Singapore law. The institute will make available the examination format, syllabuses and reading lists for the FPE in November, when prospective candidates can apply to the institute to sit for the FPE. Professor Walter Woon, the institute's dean, said the examinations will be "pitched at the standard of a junior partner in a reputable law firm, as one of the objectives of the Foreign Practitioner Certificate regime is to attract high-calibre foreign lawye...

Full article: http://www.singaporelawwatch.sg/remweb/legal/ln2/rss/lega...

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