The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is headed by the Senate with Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon as President, and the Attorney-General, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession, as members. The day-to-day running of SAL comes under the Secretariat headed by SAL’s Chief Executive, Ms Serene Wee.
The work of SAL is largely driven by a 12-member SAL Executive Board which focuses on five key areas:
- Legal Education
The Legal Education cluster comprises three divisions: LIFTED & Structured Programmes, Conferences & Seminars and Training (workshops & courses).
- Legal Publishing and Knowledge
The Legal Knowledge and Publishing cluster has the following functions: Academy Publishing, Law Reporting and Legal Heritage.
- Legal Development
The Legal Development cluster oversees Professional Affairs, International Promotion of Singapore Law, Law Reform, Singapore Law Watch, Specialist Accreditation Scheme and SAL Scholarships.
- Corporate Development and Statutory Services
The Corporate Development and Statutory Services cluster is in charge of Statutory Services (Legalisation, Appointment of Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public, Wills Registry and Stakeholding), as well as Corporate Services (Member Relations, Corporate Communications and internal support functions like Human Resource, Finance and Treasury).
SAL has three subsidiaries: the Singapore Mediation Centre, the Asian Business Law Institute and SAL Ventures Ltd.