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Judicial Associates

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Job no.: 532145
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories: Law/Legal Services

Presiding Judge's Office

Judicial Associates are legally qualified persons who assist Judges, Tribunal Judges and Tribunal Magistrates in the management and disposal of cases, and render any other legal, managerial and administrative support to the work of any of the four Justice Divisions in the State Courts (viz, the Criminal Justice Division, the Civil Justice Division, the Community Justice and Tribunals Division and the Centre for Dispute Resolution).  

 

The duties of a Judicial Associate may include the following: 

· Legal Research: Conducting legal research and legal analysis for cases and preparing briefs, memoranda, legal opinions or other reports for the cases at hand;    

· Case Management: Working with Judges, Tribunal Judges and Tribunal Magistrates on cases, including reviewing case files, identifying and evaluating legal and procedural issues that may arise, proposing follow-up action and sitting in during a case hearing to render such assistance as may be assigned or directed by the presiding judge or magistrate  

· Conducting environmental scanning of legal and judicial issues and monitoring the latest trends and developments in the management and administration of courts and tribunals in other jurisdictions 

· Knowledge Management: Drafting case summaries, digests and reports for concluded hearings, assisting to revise and update bench manuals, sentencing benchmarks, practice circulars, practice directions, guidebooks, guidelines and updating legal repositories   

· Process Innovation: Conducting reviews of legal processes and procedures, research on and preparation of draft policy papers and assisting in legal and other projects as well as in the work of any committee or working group 

 

Qualifications 

· A Qualified Person as defined in the Legal Profession Act (Cap 161)

 

Experience 

· Preferably 3 years of working experience 

· Relevant working experience in the legal sector would be an advantage 

 

Special Attributes/Knowledge 

· Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills 

· Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, organizational and interpersonal skills 

· Good case management skills 

· Possesses a drive to excel and overcome challenges 

· Ability to work well within a team and independently 

· Exercises sound judgment in decision making 

 

The successful candidate will be appointed under the extended Management Executive Scheme on a two-year contract.

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