The College of Law and the Law Society of Singapore have committed to develop and deliver legal education and programmes to meet the needs of the legal profession in Singapore. This shared commitment was marked by a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) signed by Gregory Vijayendran SC, President of Law Society, and Neville Carter, Group Chief Executive Officer of the College of Law, on 19 March 2018 in Singapore. Gregory Vijayendran SC described the collaboration with The College of Law as historic, as this is the first time the Law Society has collaborated with a legal education provider. The collaboration will drive thought leadership in legal education policy and aims to develop a wide range range of courses, with a series of subjects involving ASEAN law to start with.
The Law Society and The College of Law will establish a 5-year development plan to prepare members of the legal profession for a future where lawyers require not only deep expertise in specific practice areas but also market knowledge and business skills.
The Law Society and the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (“ALPMA”) have committed to collaborate and promote education and training in legal practice management and leadership – creating learning pathways and networking opportunities for lawyers and Allied Legal Professionals (corporate staff who work with lawyers within law practices).
This shared commitment was marked by a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) signed by Daniel Koh, Treasurer of the Law Society, and Dion Cusack, President of the ALPMA National Board, on 28 July 2020. The collaboration will drive thought leadership on issues relevant to legal practice management.