05 Apr 2021 Posted in Parliamentary speeches and responses
Mr Murali Pillai (Member of Parliament for Bukit Batok GRC)
To ask the Minister for Law for each year in the past five years (a) what is the number of Legal Service Officers of the Singapore Legal Service serving in the Judicial Branch and the Legal Branch respectively; (b) how many Legal Service Officers are recruited for the Judicial Branch and Legal Branch respectively; and (c) how many Legal Service Officers left the Judicial Branch and Legal Branch respectively.
The Singapore Legal Service (“SLS”) comprises the Judicial Branch and the Legal Branch.
a. The Judicial Branch comprises the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the Family Justice Courts.
b. The Legal Branch comprises the Attorney-General’s Chambers and Legal Departments/Units in Ministries and Statutory Boards.
- The SLS’ structure, and remuneration, training and career development frameworks, are carefully designed, and consistently reviewed, to ensure that the SLS has a first-class personnel management system to attract, develop, and retain talented officers with the right values and commitment to Singapore, amidst an increasing scope and complexity of work across the Government. Over the years, the SLS has grown from 45 officers in 1965, to 815 officers today.
- The numbers of LSOs who were serving in, who were appointed and initially deployed to, and who left the Legal and Judicial Branches respectively between 2016 and 2020 are set out below:
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