Archived Advisories and Notices

 

For advisories and notices that are no longer current, please refer below under the headings ‘Archived advisories’ and ‘Archived notices’. Please click on the hyperlink to view a PDF version of the full advisory or notice.

 

Advisories and notices that are current may be found in the main Advisories page.

 

Archived advisories

 

2017

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2017-1 (Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2016)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented an Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2016. The extension period is from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017. During the extension period, solicitors may attend CPD activities and obtain CPD points that can be applied towards fulfilling either their CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2016 or CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2017. Solicitors seeking to rely on the Extension Waiver must lodge a formal Extension Waiver Notice accessible through their ePortfolio accounts in the SILE CPD Centre.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2017-2 (Waiver Applications for CPD Year 2016)

If you are unable to fulfil your CPD requirements for CPD Year 2016 even after relying on the Extension Waiver and any applicable Deemed Waivers, or if they do not apply to your situation, then you may consider applying to the SILE for a waiver using the Waiver Application for CPD Year 2016 Form ahead of the renewal of your PC in 2017.

 

Advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore seeking to apply for a Singapore practising certificate ('PC') must make one of the three declarations set out under rule 8 of the CPD Rules in the online PC application form. This advisory clarifies the appropriate declaration to be made by various groups of solicitors seeking to apply for PCs in 2017.

 

The SILE’s verification of compliance with CPD requirements for CPD Year 2016 will commence from May 2017 (‘CPD Compliance Audit’). This advisory outlines the process of the Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2016.

 

 

2016

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2016-1 (Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2015)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented an Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2015. The extension period is from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016. During the extension period, solicitors may attend CPD activities and obtain CPD points that can be applied towards fulfilling either their CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2015 or CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2016. Solicitors seeking to rely on the Extension Waiver must lodge a formal Extension Waiver Notice accessible via their ePortfolio accounts in the SILE CPD Centre.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2016-2 (Waiver applications for CPD Year 2015)

If you are unable to fulfil your CPD requirements for CPD Year 2015 even after relying on the Extension Waiver and any applicable Deemed Waivers, or if they do not apply to your situation, then you may consider applying to the SILE for a waiver using the Waiver Application for CPD Year 2015 Form ahead of the renewal of your PC in 2016.

 

3. SILE Advisory CPD-2016-3 (CPD Declaration for PC Application in 2016)

Advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore seeking to apply for a Singapore practising certificate ('PC') must make one of the three declarations set out under rule 8 of the CPD Rules in the online PC application form. This advisory clarifies the appropriate declaration to be made by various groups of solicitors seeking to apply for PCs in 2016.

 

4. SILE Advisory CPD-2016-4 (Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2015)

The SILE’s verification of compliance with CPD requirements for CPD Year 2015 will commence from June 2016 (‘CPD Compliance Audit’). This advisory outlines the process of the Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2015. It also summarises the types of information and supporting documentation that a solicitor will be required to furnish as part of the CPD Compliance Audit.

 

   

2015

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2015-1 (Extension Waiver and Mandatory Ethics Programme Attendance Waiver for CPD Year 2014)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented an Extension Waiver and Mandatory Ethics Programme Attendance Waiver for CPD Year 2014. The extension period is from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015. During the extension period, solicitors may attend CPD activities and obtain CPD points that can be applied towards fulfilling either their CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2014 or CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2015. Solicitors seeking to rely on the Extension Waiver and/or Mandatory Ethics Programme Attendance Waiver for CPD Year 2014 must lodge a formal Extension Waiver Notice accessible via their ePortfolio accounts in the SILE CPD Centre.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2015-2 (Waiver Applications for CPD Year 2014)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education is accepting waiver applications for CPD Year 2014. Solicitors who are unable to fulfil their CPD requirements for CPD Year 2014 even after relying on the Extension Waiver and any applicable Deemed Waivers, or if they do not apply to the situation, may consider applying to the Institute for a waiver using the ‘Waiver Application for CPD Year 2014 Form’ available in the Resources section of ePortfolio. Applications will be accepted by the Institute from 9 February 2015 and must be made ahead of the renewal of a solicitor's Singapore practising certificate in 2015.

 

3. SILE Advisory CPD-2015-3 (CPD Declaration for PC Application in 2015)

Advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore seeking to apply for a Singapore practising certificate ('PC') must make one of the three declarations set out under rule 8 of the CPD Rules in the online PC application form. This advisory clarifies the appropriate declaration to be made by various groups of solicitors seeking to apply for PCs in 2015.

 

4. SILE Advisory CPD-2015-4 (Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2014)

The SILE’s verification of compliance with CPD requirements for CPD Year 2014 will commence from June 2015 (‘CPD Compliance Audit’). This advisory outlines the process of the Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2014. It also summarises the types of information and supporting documentation that a solicitor will be required to furnish as part of the CPD Compliance Audit.

 

2014

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2014-1 (Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2013)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented an Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2013. The extension period is from 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014. During the extension period, solicitors may attend CPD activities and obtain CPD points that can be applied towards fulfilling either their CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2013 or CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2014. Solicitors seeking to rely on the Extension Waiver must lodge a formal Extension Waiver Notice accessible via their ePortfolio accounts in the SILE CPD Centre.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2014-2 (Waiver Applications for CPD Year 2013)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education is accepting waiver applications for CPD Year 2013. Solicitors who are unable to fulfil their CPD requirements for CPD Year 2013 even after relying on the Extension Waiver and any applicable Deemed Waivers, or if they do not apply to the situation, may consider applying to the Institute for a waiver using the ‘Waiver Application for CPD Year 2013 Form’ available in the Resources section of ePortfolio. Applications will be accepted by the Institute from 17 February 2014 and must be made ahead of the renewal of a solicitor's Singapore practising certificate in 2014.

 

3. SILE Advisory CPD-2014-3 (CPD Declaration for PC Application in 2014)

Advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore seeking to apply for a Singapore practising certificate ('PC') must make one of the three declarations set out under rule 8 of the CPD Rules in the online PC application form. This advisory clarifies the appropriate declaration to be made by various groups of solicitors seeking to apply for PCs in 2014.

 

4. SILE Advisory CPD-2014-4 (Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2013)

The SILE’s verification of compliance with CPD requirements for CPD Year 2013 will commence from June 2014 (‘CPD Compliance Audit’). This advisory outlines the process of the Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2013. It also summarises the types of information and supporting documentation that a solicitor will be required to furnish as part of the CPD Compliance Audit.

 

2013

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2013-3 (Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2012)

The SILE’s verification of compliance with CPD requirements for CPD Year 2012 will commence from April 2013 (‘CPD Compliance Audit’).This advisory outlines the process of the Compliance Audit for CPD Year 2012. It also summarises the types of information and supporting documentation that a solicitor will be required to furnish as part of the CPD Compliance Audit.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2013-2 (CPD Declaration for PC Application in 2013)

Advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore seeking to apply for a Singapore practising certificate ('PC') must make one of the three declarations set out under rule 8 of the CPD Rules in the online PC application form. This advisory clarifies the appropriate declaration to be made by various groups of solicitors seeking to apply for PCs in 2013.

 

3. SILE Advisory CPD-2013-1 (Waiver applications for CPD Year 2012)

If you are unable to fulfil your CPD requirements for CPD Year 2012 even after relying on the Extension Waiver and any applicable Deemed Waivers, or if they do not apply to your situation, then you may consider applying to the SILE for a waiver using the Waiver Application for CPD Year 2012 Form ahead of the renewal of your PC in 2013.

 

2012

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2012-2 (Extension waiver for CPD Year 2012)

Archived notices

 

2018

1. SILE CPD Notice on CPD Year 2018

This notice clarifies the CPD Points Requirements for Group 3 Lawyers, Group 2 Lawyers, Group 1 Lawyers and s36B Foreign Lawyers for CPD Year 2018.

2017

1. SILE CPD Notice on CPD Year 2017

This notice clarifies the CPD Points Requirements for Group 3 Lawyers, Group 2 Lawyers, Group 1 Lawyers and s36B Foreign Lawyers for CPD Year 2017.

 

2016

1. SILE CPD Notice on CPD Year 2016

This notice clarifies the CPD Points Requirements for Newly-Qualified Lawyers and Senior Lawyers for CPD Year 2016.

 

2014

1. CPD Year 2014 Points Requirements & Mandatory Ethics Programme for NQLs

This notice clarifies the number of CPD points Newly-qualified lawyers ('NQLs') must obtain for CPD Year 2014. This includes the requirement that NQLs attend the mandatory CPD activity designated by the SILE for CPD Year 2014.

 

2013

1. SILE Notice on Mass Call 2013 and CPD Requirements 2013

This notice clarifies the CPD requirements applicable to advocates and solicitors admitted to the Singapore Bar at Mass Call 2013 on 27 July 2013.

 

2. SILE Notice on CPD Year 2013 Mandatory Ethics Programme for NQLs

This notice clarifies that newly-qualified lawyers are required to undertake the mandatory CPD activity designated by the SILE for CPD Year 2013.