Singapore Academy of Law
The Singapore Academy of Law (“SAL”) seeks to promote and develop the legal profession as a whole, harboring the vision of making Singapore the legal hub of Asia. It is a body established by legislation (see Singapore Academy of Law Act 1988 (No 18 of 1988).
As stated in its website, SAL aims to drive legal excellence through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Its work focuses on building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raising the international profile of Singapore law, promoting Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution and improving the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.
The work of SAL is largely driven by a twelve-member SAL Executive Board which focuses on five key areas:
(a) Legal education such as conferences and seminars, training and e-learning programs
(b) Legal publishing and knowledge through Academy Publishing, Law Reporting and Legal Heritage
(c) Legal development such as professional affairs, law reform, Singapore Law Watch
(d) Legal technology such as LawNet and E-litigation platforms
(e) Statutory services such as stakeholding services, appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public