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 under the section “Eligibility for Appointment as a JSO”) may apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as a
The mid-career candidates who are selected for possible appointment as a JSO will be subject to the following framework:
(a) two consecutive contracts of two years each for those with strong relevant legal work experience of more than five years and up to 10 years; or
(b) one contract of three years for those with strong relevant legal work experience of more than 10 years.
These mid-career candidates may, at the discretion of the Judicial Service, have their prior strong relevant legal work experience recognised and be eligible for the award of additional increments and/or appointment at a higher JSO-grade.
These JSOs may, on their successful completion of the contract(s), strong work performance and fully satisfying the requisite eligibility criteria, be considered for the possible offer of a subsequent contract or possible emplacement on the permanent establishment.
The possible emplacement on the permanent establishment of these JSOs will continue to be subject to the quality of the officer’s work, demonstrated potential and strong work performance during the period of the contract(s) and the needs of the Judicial Service.
The next set of recruitment interviews for applicants who are shortlisted for an interview would be on 20 Oct 2023.
Applicants who are keen to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview on 20 Oct 2023 would be required to submit their application by 20 Sep 2023.
Please note that all 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;
(b) a Write-up
on why he/she is applying to join the Judicial Service as a JSO and how and what he/she can contribute to the Judicial Service and the administration of justice; and
(c) a summary of his/her legal work experience.
Written Assignment & Judicial Service Selection Programme (“JSSP”)
Please also note that candidates identified at the interviews would be required to:
(a) complete a take-home written assignment via email ahead of the JSSP; and
(b) be physically present to attend the JSSP to enable the Judicial Service to better assess their suitability for a judicial appointment. The JSSP is currently slated for the afternoon of 3 Nov 2023.