Advisories and Notices

 

The Institute releases advisories and notices regarding the operation of the CPD scheme from time to time. Referring to such advisories and notices may help you understand the corresponding part of the CPD scheme better.

 

For current advisories and notices, please refer below under the headings ‘Current advisories’ and ‘Current notices’. Please click on the hyperlink to view a PDF version of the full advisory or notice.

 

Advisories and notices that are no longer current may be found in the Advisories archive.

 

Current advisories

 

4. SILE Advisory CPD-2022-4 (Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2022) 

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented an Extension Waiver for CPD Year 2022. The extension period is from 1 January 2023 to 31 March 2023. During the extension period, lawyers may attend CPD activities and obtain CPD points that can be applied towards fulfilling either their CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2022 or CPD points requirements for CPD Year 2023. Lawyers seeking to rely on the Extension Waiver must lodge a formal Extension Waiver Notice accessible through their ePortfolio accounts in the SILE CPD Centre.

 

3. SILE Advisory CPD-2021-4 (Group 1 Lawyers able to obtain CPD Points for speaking)

Group 1 Lawyers will be able to obtain CPD Points for speaking or teaching at CPD Activities.

 

2. SILE Advisory CPD-2020-5 (Interpretation of "practice needs" in rule 3(2)(c) of the CPD Rules)

The term “practice needs” in rule 3(2)(c) of the Legal Profession (Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2012 need not be construed as being restricted to a lawyer’s primary or current area(s) of practice, but should be considered widely.

 

1. SILE Advisory CPD-2012-1 (Deemed waivers)

The Singapore Institute of Legal Education has implemented three ‘deemed waiver’ categories. In each CPD year, advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court of Singapore with CPD points requirements to fulfil may self-assess whether they fall into any of the ‘deemed waiver’ categories and then fulfil their CPD points requirements for a given CPD year accordingly.

 

  

Current notices

3. SILE CPD Notice on CPD Year 2023 

This notice clarifies the CPD Points Requirements for Group 3 Lawyers, Group 2 Lawyers, Group 1 Lawyers and s36B Foreign Lawyers for CPD Year 2023.

 

2. SILE Notice on Accredited Webinars beyond CPD Year 2022

SILE will continue the accreditation of eligible webinars until further notice.

 

1. SILE Notice on "Conflicts of Interest" Video Available for Viewing

This notice concerns the availability of a video on lawyers' ePortfolio accounts.