Koh Juat Jong

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The Honourable
Koh Juat Jong
Solicitor-General of Singapore
In office
10 April 2008 – 31 January 2014
Appointed by S. R. Nathan
Preceded by Walter Woon
Attorney-General of Singapore (acting)
In office
11 April 2010 – 30 September 2010
Appointed by S. R. Nathan
Preceded by Walter Woon
Succeeded by Sundaresh Menon
Personal details
Nationality Singaporean
Alma mater University College London,
National University of Singapore,
Harvard University
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Koh.

Koh Juat Jong was a Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore and Solicitor-General of Singapore.

Early life[edit]

A President's Scholar, Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics and statistics from University College London in 1981. She then joined the Administrative Service. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law in 1988 and her Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1989.

Career[edit]

Between 1981 and 1986, Koh joined the Administrative Service and served in the Ministry of Finance dealing with tax policies and personnel policies.[1]

Koh joined the Attorney-General's Chambers as a State Counsel before being posted to the Supreme Court as a Senior Assistant Registrar. In 1995, she was appointed a District Judge and subsequently became the Principal District Judge, Family and Juvenile Justice Division. In 2003, she became Registrar of the Supreme Court;[2] five years later, she was appointed the first[3] female Solicitor-General in 2008.[4] She was Acting Attorney-General for five months in 2010 during a leadership transition.

Koh was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) National Day Award in 2005 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) (Bar) National Day Award in 2011. She retired from her appointment of Solicitor General on 31 Jan 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mrs KOH Juat Jong, SC". School of Law. Singapore Management University. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "SOLICITOR-GENERAL MRS KOH JUAT JONG RETIRES FROM PU BLIC SERVICE JUDICIAL COMMISSIONER LIONEL YEE RETURNS TO ATTORNE Y-GENERAL'S CHAMBERS" (PDF). Attorney-General’s Chambers. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Leong, Wee Keat. "S'pore gets first female Solicitor-General" (PDF). Today. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Poh, Ian. "Solicitor-General to retire after 31 years in public service". Straits Times. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Solicitor-General Koh Juat Jong to retire". Today. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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