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The Attorney-General’s Chambers (“AGC”) plays a pivotal role in Singapore’s criminal justice system, and also serves as the nation’s law firm by providing legal advice to the government and representing the State in domestic cases and international disputes. In carrying out its duties, AGC is committed to enhancing the rule of law and maintaining the integrity of Singapore’s legal system.

LEGAL SERVICES

We invite you to consider a career as a Legal Service Officer in AGC. AGC is looking for people who are passionate about making a difference at the national level. Our structured training programmes will help you develop your full potential to be the best lawyer you can be. If you desire to engage in a meaningful and rewarding career with unrivalled training opportunities and exposure to a wide variety of intellectually stimulating work, we invite you to consider applying for a position with one of our divisions below.

(A) Civil Division

State Counsel in the Civil Division render legal service to Government agencies on a diverse spectrum of issues spanning constitutional law, human rights matters, land acquisitions, public finance and all sorts of regulatory matters. You will provide legal advice, draft and vet legal documents, and represent the Government in all civil proceedings. This will demand frequent and in-depth interactions with policy makers and operational agencies as well as discussions and negotiations with lawyers from private law firms. You will be part of a team of highly motivated lawyers working on challenging legal work and delivering creative solutions to issues of national significance.

(B) Crime Cluster comprising the Criminal Justice Division and the Financial and Technology Crime Division

As a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Crime Cluster, you will take charge of criminal cases. You will evaluate evidence and exercise prosecutorial discretion on whether or not to prosecute. You will also provide legal advice on criminal matters to Government agencies. You will be responsible for the conduct of criminal cases, often involving complex facts and issues of law. You will also have the opportunity to take on appellate litigation work in the Supreme Court. As part of AGC's Crime Cluster team, you are certain to be involved in exciting and challenging advocacy work as part of our team of passionate and experienced litigators.

(C) International Affairs Division (IAD)

You will join a team of highly driven lawyers who take charge of a wide range of demanding and fulfilling international law work that advance and protect Singapore’s interest on the international plane. You will advise Government agencies on all aspects of international law including Air and Oceans law, International Trade and Investment law, International Criminal and Human Rights Law, Privileges and Immunities etc. You will also represent the State in international negotiations and international dispute settlement procedures. If you have a passion for international law, you will find the international law practice in IAD unparalleled in terms of variety and complexity.

Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in litigation and advisory work
  • At least a Class 2.1 from the NUS or scheduled universities; those with a Class 2.2 may be considered in exceptional cases
  • Eligible applicants are invited to submit the Application Form (available at: http://www.lsc.gov.sg under Career Opportunities) with your resume and copies of academic certificates and transcripts to:

    The Director, Singapore Legal Service
    1 Supreme Court Lane, level 4, Supreme Court
    Singapore 178879

    Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any queries.

    EXECUTIVE ROLES

    Every officer at the AGC plays a crucial part in fulfilling our mission to uphold the rule of law and serve Singapore’s interests. The AGC also offers careers in Executive roles in areas such as paralegal work, litigation support, knowledge management, media and communications and many more. Visit [email protected] to search our available opportunities.

Last updated / reviewed on 22 Feb 2017