The general requirements/criteria for possible appointment to the Singapore Judicial Service as a Judicial Service Officer (“JSO”) are that the applicant should have graduated with a law degree from:
(a) the NUS, the SMU or the SUSS; or
(b) a Scheduled University in England, Australia, New Zealand or the USA and have passed the DipSing or the Part A of the Singapore Bar Examinations and be a “qualified person” as defined in the Legal Profession Act Cap. 161/the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules.
Graduates with 5 years’ or less experience:
Candidates with five years or less of strong relevant legal work experience (and who fully satisfy the requirements/criteria specified at paragraph 1 above) may apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as a JSO.
Mid-Careers with more than 5 years’ experience:
Mid-career candidates with more than five years of strong relevant legal work experience (and who fully satisfy the requirements/criteria specified at paragraph 1 above) may also apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as a JSO.
The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible applicants whose shortlisting for an interview is approved are - for the present - targeted for the last quarter of 2022.
Please note that all eligible applicants are required to provide/include in their application - for the consideration of the relevant Shortlisting/Interview Panel - the following (in not more than one page each [in Arial; font size 14] with their name at the bottom left corner):
(a) a Personal Statement; and
(b) a Write-up
on why he/she is applying to the Judicial Service for consideration for possible shortlisting for an interview for possible appointment as a JSO and how and what he/she can contribute to the Judicial Service and the administration of justice.
Please click here for the details on applications for the Justices’ Law Clerk Programme.