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Singapore Academy of Law waives membership fees for 4,500 young lawyers

Singapore Academy of Law

 

Singapore Academy of Law Issues Second COVID-19 Relief Package

Young lawyers and those from small and medium-sized law firms will not need to pay mandatory membership fees to the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) for next year in the light of the economic fallout from Covid-19.

SAL announced on Thursday (Oct 29) that it has pledged $1 million to waive the mandatory fees for over 4,500 legal professionals, in its second relief package for the profession.

Those eligible for the latest relief scheme include lawyers who were called to the bar from 2016, and those working in a law firm with 10 lawyers or fewer. The membership fees, which all lawyers must pay, would have cost them between $128.40 and $374.50 each.

Source: Cara Wong – The Straits Times