When does Training take place?
For law graduates of Singapore universities, they must attend the Part B of the Bar Examination course held from July to November, and pass the examinations held in December. They will then train with a Singapore law firm for 6 months from December to June under a Practice Training Contract, and be called to the Singapore bar in July.
For law graduates of recognised foreign universities without prior legal experience, they can attend a 3 months course at the National University of Singapore from August to October, and must pass the Part A of the Bar Examination to be held in November. They will then undergo Supervised Training for 6 months with a Singapore law firm from December to June. Next, they will attend the Part B of the Bar Examination course held from July to November, and pass the examinations held in December. They will then train for 6 months from December to June under a Practice Training Contract, and be called to the Singapore bar in July.
What can I expect as a Trainee at Lee & Lee?
We recruit our Trainees with the aim of retaining them as Associates, and we do retain the vast majority of our Trainees.
Lee & Lee is known to have a friendly working environment, and our Trainees are treated and trained well.
Trainees will be assigned to the department that they are recruited for.
Trainees will be exposed to 2 of the 4 practice areas that they are supposed to be exposed to, namely, civil litigation, criminal litigation, conveyancing and corporate.
Trainees will be supervised by a Supervising Solicitor from the department that they are recruited for. All our lawyers listed as Partners qualify as Supervising Solicitors.
Our Trainees and Associates are trained and guided by our Partners including a Senior Counsel and about 10 Partners with more than 20 years of experience each. Our Associates are also given responsibilities early on in their careers like dealing with a corporate client, or acting as lead counsel in a trial on behalf of a litigation client.
Our Trainees and Associates are also exposed to a diverse range of clients with differing needs. We have many established and prominent clients. Given our firm’s reputation, we also attract many walk-in clients who are men in the street with legal problems or issues that they need help with.
What is the pay?
Our Trainees will be paid an honorarium of $2,000 per month during their Training, and $300 per month during the Part B of the Bar Examination Course.
Our Trainees who are retained as Associates will be paid the market rate. They will also be reimbursed the fees for the Part B of the Bar Examination Course as well as the fees for their call papers totalling about $7,000 if they work as Associates for a year.
How many positions are available?
We are currently looking to recruit about 14 Trainees a year.
Which universities are our Trainees from?
We have recruited Trainees from a diverse range of universities including the 2 Singapore Universities that offer law degrees, recognised English universities and recognised Australian universities.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in Training with us, please send your covering letter and CV to our Recruitment Partners, Mr Matthew Saw and Mr Julian Tay, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively. Please state in your covering letter which department or departments you are interested in.
When can I apply?
The places for students in their 3rd year have been filled up.
Students in their 2nd year can apply to us after they obtain their 2nd year examination results.