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SLS

Legal Service Officers (“LSOs”) in the Singapore Legal Service are appointed by the Singapore Legal Service Commission (“the LSC”). 

The mission of the LSC is to maintain a dedicated corps of officers with integrity and ability to staff the Judiciary, the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Legal Service departments of various Ministries and other arms of Government. 


Structure of the Singapore Legal Service

The Legal Service consists of two branches - the Judicial Branch and the Legal Branch.  LSOs appointed to the Legal Service may be posted to either branch in the course of their careers.

Please visit http://www.lsc.gov.sg/ for more information on the Legal Service. 
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APPLICATION PERIOD

PSC Undergraduate Scholarships: 01 Sep 2016 - 15 Mar 2017
Please visit the PSC Gateway Application Portal for more details.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the PSC Gateway Application Portal for details on the application process.

CAREERS AND DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY(S)

A Unique Career
The breadth and scope of experience that is available to a Legal Service Officer (“LSO”) is unsurpassed. LSOs are provided numerous opportunities and exposure to a broad spectrum of challenging and interesting work that is not available elsewhere. These include prosecution, public international law, constitutional & administrative law, legislative drafting and judicial work.

LSOs may serve as a Deputy Public Prosecutor or State Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers. LSOs may also be appointed a District Judge, Magistrate, Coroner or Registrar at the State Courts, the Supreme Court or the Family Justice Courts; or Directors/Heads of Legal Service departments or Legal Counsel in Ministry HQs, departments and the Registries. LSOs may, in addition, be seconded to specific statutory boards/statutory bodies to undertake legal work.



Public Service
You will, as an LSO, have a noble and fulfilling legal career that will make a difference to and have a positive impact on our society. You will serve and protect the interests of the public and the nation. You will directly participate in the administration of justice and be in a position to advance the rule of law in Singapore.



Career Development
The Legal Service adopts a personnel management system in which every LSO is accorded the opportunity to develop to the fullest of his/her potential within the Legal Service.

The young LSOs will be provided training in core legal/professional areas with a focus on the officers acquiring the requisite capabilities and professional expertise to meet the needs of the Legal Service.

The eligible LSOs may be considered for specialist/vocational training. This may include attachments to suitable law firms, leading barristers’ chambers, or other partner organisations for exposure to the private/legal services sector and to relevant specialist legal work. The eligible LSOs may also be considered for commercial attachments to organisations/companies.

CONTACT US

Please contact us at lsc_sec@lsc.gov.sg if you have any query on a career in the Singapore Legal Service.

Please contact the PSC at psc@psd.gov.sg if you have any query on the PSC Scholarship (Legal Service).