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Eligibility for Appointment as a JSO

The general requirements/criteria for possible appointment to the Singapore Judicial Service as a Judicial Service Officer (“JSO”) are that the applicant should have graduated with a law degree from:

(a) the NUS, the SMU or the SUSS; or

(b) a Scheduled University in England, Australia, New Zealand or the USA and have passed the DipSing or the Part A of the Singapore Bar Examinations and be a “qualified person” as defined in the Legal Profession Act Cap. 161/the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules.

2    Graduates with 5 years’ or less experience:

Candidates with five years or less of strong relevant legal work experience (and who fully satisfy the requirements/criteria specified at paragraph 1 above) may apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as a JSO.

3    Mid-Careers with more than 5 years’ experience:

Mid-career candidates with more than five years of strong relevant legal work experience (and who fully satisfy the requirements/criteria specified at paragraph 1 above) may also apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as a JSO.

Interviews

4        The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible applicants whose shortlisting for an interview is approved are - for the present - targeted for Jul 2022.

5        Please note that all eligible applicants are required to provide/include in their application - for the consideration of the relevant Shortlisting/Interview Panel - the following (in not more than one page each [in Arial; font size 14] with their name at the bottom left corner):

(a) a Personal Statement; and

(b) a Write-up
on why he/she is applying to the Judicial Service for consideration for possible shortlisting for an interview for possible appointment as a JSO and how and what he/she can contribute to the Judicial Service and the administration of justice.

6        Please click here for the details on applications for the Justices' Law Clerk Programme.