Start Date/Time: Tuesday, 5 May, 2020 2:30 PM
End Date/Time: Thursday, 23 July, 2020 6:00 PM
Location: Maxwell Chambers Suites – 28 Maxwell Road, #02-08, Singapore 069120 and Temasek Polytechnic – 21 Tampines Ave 1, School of Business, Singapore 529757

This course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit!


No law practice or legal department can operate effectively without paralegals and legal support staff. In recognition of the important support role they play, the Law Society of Singapore and Temasek Polytechnic have jointly developed a foundational certificate course on various aspects of Procedural and Substantive Law and Practice Management specifically designed for these stakeholders. This course has also been enhanced to cover more aspects of Law Practice and the Legal environment.

Each aspect of this Course, from its content to structure to duration, has been crafted based on the valuable feedback we have received from key users of paralegal services, including Managing Partners/Directors of law practices and Heads of Legal Departments. This ensures the unsurpassed quality and relevance of this Course.

Each module is conducted using a combination of lecturettes, case studies, exercises and concluding with a simple written test. *The two compulsory modules will not include a written test.

Participants who attend each module in full and pass the written test at the end of each module will be awarded a joint “Certificate of Completion” for the module by the Law Society of Singapore and Temasek Polytechnic.

Who Should Attend?

  • Paralegals and legal support staff from local law practices
  • Support staff of corporate legal departments
  • Support staff from foreign law practices, corporate secretarial and support services providers who wish to gain greater understanding of the Singapore legal system, and processes relevant to their work.

*No minimum entry requirement.

SkillsFuture Credit is only applicable for those who attend and complete all 9 modules of the course.

For more information, please click here for the publicity brochure. 

To register, please click here:

Additionally, to provide a holistic learning for legal support staff, you are highly encouraged to attend the programmes listed in the table below organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”). SAL will be offering a discount for learners of this “Certificate in Legal Secretariat Skills 2020” course – please find the discount codes in the table below. For more information on these programmes, you may contact Jeremy Tan at Please note that registration for the programmes below will have to be done separately and you may register here:

The costing which can be found on page 9 of this brochure only includes the 2 compulsory modules and Module 1 to 7 of the “Certificate in Paralegal Skills 2020” course organised by The Law Society of Singapore.

S/NTitleDate and TimeDiscount Code
1Office Skills: Better Emails2 June 2020(9.00am – 5.00pm and 5hrs e-Learning)LAWSOC140
2Office Skills: Drafting Meeting Minutes4 June 2020LAWSOC140
3Essentials of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint2 July 2020(9.00am – 5.00pm)LAWSOC40
4 Professional Development Skills: Projecting a Professional Image + Overcoming Communication Barriers + Managing Conflict in Your Team 24 August 2020 (9.00am – 2.45pm) LAWSOC30
5Professional Development Skills (cont’d): Planning Tools + Problem Solving + Managing Your Time 25 August 2020 (9.00am – 2.45pm) LAWSOC30