Specialist Accreditation

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Singapore Academy of Law's 
Specialist Accreditation Scheme

Latest Updates

Accredited Specialists in Maritime and Shipping Law

Accredited Specialists in Data and Digital Economy Law

3 January 2023 — Applications to be an Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law and Data and Digital Economy (D2E) Law are open to lawyers and inhouse counsel (for D2E Law only).

Lawyers and inhouse counsel need to have at least 5 years' of general practice experience and at least 3 years' of practice experience in the practice area for which they are seeking specialist  accreditation.

All the necessary information can be found in:

Information Guide for Applicants - General AND
Information Guide for Applicants - Maritime and Shipping Law
Information Guide for Applicants - Data and Digital Economy Law

D2E continuing learning involvement can take the form of (not exhaustive):

-  attending or presenting at local and overseas web/seminars, workshops conducted by your organisation or a third party, classes
-  undergoing professional exams or formal education
-  contributing to articles
-  serving on committees

These D2E activities need not be accredited by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE).

In other words, if you attended, say, the TechLawFest, that would meet the continuing learning involvement criterion for one year.

All the necessary information can be found in:

Information Guide for Applicants - General AND
Information Guide for Applicants - Data and Digital Economy Law

For queries, please email [email protected]g.


Senior Accredited Specialists and Accredited Specialists in Building and Construction Law

Senior Accredited Specialists and Accredited Specialists in Data and Digital Economy Law

3 January 2023 — The Specialist Accreditation Scheme will be announcing the latest group of specialists on 9 January 2023.

Watch this space.


Introduction

The Singapore Academy of Law's Specialist Accreditation Scheme (the "Scheme") confers recognition of a legal practitioner's expertise and experience in a specialised area of law. It is an assessment process which requires a legal practitioner to show evidence of his or her knowledge and expertise in their chosen area of specialisation. Specialist accreditation is a voluntary and an individual endeavour.

The Scheme's purpose is to:

  • recognise the high level of proficiency of legal practitioners in their chosen practice area and promote continued personal professional development and improvement
  • incentivise younger legal practitioners to hone their skills and knowledge
  • provide the legal industry and general public with a reliable means of identifying and accessing legal practitioners who have proven themselves as possessing the requisite skills and knowledge in a practice area
  • promote continued development and improve the standard, quality and delivery of legal services

The Scheme aims to build an exhaustive directory of Accredited Specialists and Senior Accredited Specialists for the benefit of users of legal services.

To gain a better understanding of the Scheme’s framework, the papers for the respective practice areas can be found here:

Legal practitioners interested in being accredited may apply to be:

  • An Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 5 year's PQE) OR
  • A Senior Accredited Specialist (for legal practitioners with more than 10 year's PQE)