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Singapore Academy of Law to partner its members to provide free talks to boost public awareness of legal matters

The first talk on legacy/estate planning scheduled on 19 September 2018 is now open for registration.

Singapore, 13 August 2018 – The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is planning to work with its members to offer public talks on legal issues that will be useful to the man-in-the-street.

The first of these talks on legacy or estate planning will cover wills, probate and administration, Lasting Power of Attorney and Advanced Medical Directives.

“As the representative body of the legal profession, SAL hopes to provide opportunities for our members to share their knowledge and expertise through public outreach events,” said Ms Serene Wee, Chief Executive of SAL. “We hope that these public talks will help to ‘demystify’ the law and enable the man-in-the-street to know what resources are available and how and where they can find them to help resolve disputes quickly and affordably.”

SAL hopes to hold these talks on a regular basis and cover topics relating to criminal proceedings such as illegal moneylending, employment matters, family law, and consumer protection.

Details of the first talk are as follows:
Date: 19 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: Singapore Academy of Law, The Adelphi, #08-08 1 Coleman Street, S179803

Mr Richard Siaw, founder and current Managing Director of R. S. Solomon LLC, will speak on topics related to advance planning and estate management[1]. The talk will be in English but Mr Siaw who is bilingual will also take questions in Mandarin.

How to register:
You can register online at goo.gk/tMiKmz or call 6332 4388. Seating capacity is limited and will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

About the Singapore Academy of Law

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

SAL works with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Our mandates are to build up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raise the international profile of Singapore law, promote Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution, and improve the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.

As a body established by statute, SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

SAL is led by a Senate headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and comprising the Attorney-General, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession. It has more than 12,000 members, including the Bench, all persons who are called as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court (i.e. the Bar) or appointed as Legal Service Officers, corporate counsel, faculty members of the three local law schools (i.e. National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) and foreign lawyers in Singapore.

More information can be found at

[1] Topics covered include

•               Making a will. Is it troublesome?

•               Die without a will? Will it be even more troublesome?

•               What is stated in a will?

•               What is stated in a will?

•               What you can or cannot give?

•               Will vs CPF Nomination Scheme

•               Types of CPF Nomination Scheme

•               When to change your will?

•               How to change a will?

•               Will vs Lasting Power Attorney

•               Do I need to do both?

•               Types of decision deputies can make

•               What types of decision are excluded?

•               How to make a LPA?

•               Appointing deputies

•               Cancelling your LPA

•               Advanced Medical Directives



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