Singapore Legal Service

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Old Supreme Court Building, Singapore

The Singapore Legal Service is the collective body of lawyers (Legal Service Officers) who serve in the courts, the Attorney-General's Chambers, and the legal departments of various government ministries and statutory boards in Singapore.[1] It is an autonomous part of the Singapore Public Service and all positions in the public service that must be filled by lawyers are the responsibility of the Legal Service. There were 307 Legal Service Officers as of 31 December 2008[2]—about 10% of Singapore's practising lawyers.[3] The Legal Service Commission, established under Article 111 of the Singapore Constitution,[4] controls the appointment, dismissal, and disciplinary action of members of the Service.[5]

The current President of the Legal Service is Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon.

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  1. ^ "Legal Service Commission mission statement". Legal Service Commission. Archived from the original on 14 July 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Legal Service Commission Annual Report 2008" (PDF). Legal Service Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 November 2009. Retrieved 23 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Structure Of The Singapore Legal Service". Legal Service Commission. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Constitutional Documents and Statutes of the Republic of Singapore". Attorney-General's Chambers. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Singapore - The Public Service". Library of Congress. Retrieved 11 May 2007.