NOTES OF INTERNAL MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIVISION(1)

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					                                                FORM 17
                                                                                        Rule 19(1)

                                  LEGAL PROFESSION ACT
                                      (CHAPTER 161)

       LEGAL PROFESSION (INTERNATIONAL SERVICES) RULES 2007

                                     APPLICATION FORM

      (FOR A FOREIGN LAWYER WORKING IN A JOINT LAW VENTURE OR
          SINGAPORE LAW FIRM TO APPLY TO SIT FOR QUALIFYING
         EXAMINATION UNDER RULE 19 OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION
                 (INTERNATIONAL SERVICES) RULES 2007)

(1)      Please complete and return this form and enclosures on or before
         _______________________ to:

                                          The Secretary
                                        Panel of Examiners
                                   c/o Board of Legal Education
                                   Conference Room (9th Floor)
                                   Subordinate Courts Building
                                        1 Havelock Square
                                        Singapore 059724.

(2)      Failure to complete the form as required or to enclose necessary enclosures
         may lead to rejection of the application. To avoid unnecessary delay and
         correspondence, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM FULLY AS
         REQUIRED.

 SECTION A - PARTICULARS OF APPLICANT
 Title (tick as applicable)


 Mr            Mrs              Miss              Ms             Other (please state)


 Name in full: __________________________________________________________
 (As in passport or other identification document. Please underline surname.)



 NRIC No./Passport No.*:                                  Present nationality:


 Date of birth:                                           Age at date of application:


 Correspondence address (in Singapore):
If you are a foreign national, state whether you are a permanent resident of Singapore?
Yes/No*


Office Telephone No.:                        Fax No.:
Ext.
Email address:                               Mobile No. (if applicable):


Date of admission as a legal practitioner in the applicable jurisdiction. If you are
qualified in more than one jurisdiction, state all your jurisdictions and indicate principal
jurisdiction.




No. of years in active practice in the applicable jurisdiction. If you have practised in
more than one jurisdiction, state no. of years in each.




No. of years in practice as a foreign lawyer in Singapore:




SECTION B - NATURE OF PRACTISE
Describe the nature of your legal practice for the past 5 years.
SECTION C - QUALIFICATIONS
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  Degree       Class of Degree    Date of Degree      College or University




PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Please specify and describe your professional qualifications including class of
qualification (if available) and the dates when the qualifications were obtained:




Authority conferring professional qualification:
SECTION D - PROFESSIONAL DETAILS
CAREER HISTORY
Please give details in chronological order, of your professional career since its inception.
Please include law firms, professional organisations, legal teaching posts and salaried
legal posts in banking, finance, industry or the public service in Singapore or elsewhere.
Under “Particulars”, please specify if appropriate, the position or grade you held and the
type of work done, including your areas of practice and recent transactions you were
involved in. Please conclude by giving the name and contact information of a current
senior partner/director of the law firm where you worked/are currently working.

 Dates          Law firm or other organisation and                     Particulars
                             address
PARTICULARS OF JOINT LAW VENTURE/SINGAPORE LAW FIRM*
Name of Joint Law Venture/Singapore law firm* where you presently practise foreign law
and intend to practise Singapore law.




State the key areas of legal practice of the Joint Law Venture/Singapore law firm* where
you presently practise foreign law and intend to practise Singapore law.




If you are practising in a Singapore law firm (and not in any Joint Law Venture), please
submit a letter from the Attorney-General certifying that you are a partner, a director or an
employee of the Singapore law firm, being a qualifying Singapore law firm.




PUBLICATIONS
Please give details of any legal publications which you have written or edited.




PRACTICE OF SINGAPORE LAW
Reasons for your application to sit for the qualifying examination to practise Singapore
law.




How will Singapore and your present law firm benefit if you are able to practise Singapore
law?




* Delete as appropriate.
SECTION E - GOOD STANDING AND CHARACTER
  1.     The Secretary or other officer of the body charged with responsibility for
investigating allegations of professional misconduct or breaches of professional
discipline in the applicable jurisdiction of the applicant is required to sign the
certificate of good standing prescribed below:

                              CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING
          I, _____________________________________________________ (name of
          signatory below) hereby certify that 

               (a)      at the date of this certificate, no disciplinary proceedings are
                        pending or contemplated against the applicant and that his
                        professional conduct is not under investigation; and
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                (b)     there has been no record of any professional misconduct or
                        proceedings against the applicant;

                                                        OR
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                (c)     the applicant has a record of professional misconduct or
                        proceedings against him, namely:

                               Charge          Proceedings               Result

                        (i)    __________      ________________          ____________

                        (ii) __________        ________________          ____________

                       (iii)   __________      ________________          ____________




___________________________                                     ___________________
Signature of the                                                       Date
Chairman/Secretary* of the
Bar Committee/Bar Council* of


___________________________
(Applicable Jurisdiction)




* Delete as appropriate.
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  Strike out the paragraph if inapplicable.
 2.     A responsible person not immediately related to the applicant and who has
known the applicant for 2 years or more and has had the opportunity to judge the
applicant’s character is required to sign the certificate of good character prescribed
below:

                            CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CHARACTER
            1.        I, __________________________________________ (name and NRIC
            No./Passport No.* of signatory below), (a/an* ___________________________
            (occupation), certify that the applicant has been known to me personally for
            upwards of _____________ years past in the capacity of ___________________
            (state relationship, e.g., as employer, supervisor, colleague, friends, others).
            2.      I have had the following opportunities to judge his character, that is to
            say
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              _____________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            ______________________________________________________________
            3.      I believe him to be a person of respectability and a fit and proper person
            to be registered by the relevant Singapore authorities for the practice of
            Singapore law.




    ________________________                                   _____________________
    Signature of the person                                           Date
    making this certificate.


* Delete as appropriate.
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    Give the necessary particulars here.
SECTION F - DECLARATIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS BY APPLICANT
 1.        I declare that any information provided by me in this form is accurate and
           complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.
 2.        I declare and confirm that as of the date of this application, I satisfy and
           undertake to continue to satisfy and comply with all the conditions prescribed
           in the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161) and the rules made thereunder
           (including all the relevant notices, conditions, guidelines and guidance notes
           that have been issued by the Attorney-General as at the date of this
           application and at any time thereafter) which will allow me to apply to the
           Attorney-General for registration to practise Singapore law in a Joint Law
           Venture/Singapore law firm* if my application herein to sit for the qualifying
           examination is approved and I pass the aforesaid examination.




_________________________                                         ________________
  Signature of Applicant                                                 Date




*Delete as appropriate.

				
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