SkillsFuture Study Award for Legal Sector Ministry of Law (MinLaw)

Early career employee

Sector Overview

The Legal industry plays an important role in Singapore’s economy. A strong Legal industry is both an enabler for other sectors of the economy, as well as an economic engine in its own right.

Today, it is estimated that the Legal industry employs more than 12,000 employees, who serve the legal needs of businesses and individuals in Singapore and overseas.

There is an opportunity for the Legal industry to grow by increasing the export of services and seizing opportunities that are available in the region and beyond.

In this regard, the Government will continue to support the development of Legal professionals to ensure that they remain relevant and competitive. Those involved in the management and administration of a law practice should be equipped with the requisite leadership skills, e.g. strategic planning, talent management, which will enable them to lead their firms effectively. Those offering legal services should also be equipped with multi-jurisdictional skills to meet the needs of clients who are demanding more multi-jurisdictional advice and support in the region.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Singaporeans with at least 3 years of work experience in the Legal industry

  • Committed to deepening skills in the Legal industry

  • Firms’ nominations are highly encouraged. Firms should provide reasons for the nomination, details of the nominee’s work performance, potential for the nominee’s advancement in the company/sector, and explain how the course of study will help the nominee fulfil his or her current and future job requirements

  • Provide proof of admission to the selected course of study

  • Applicants must not have completed the course of study at the point of application

  • Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award.

Supported Courses

Course Institution
SAL-INSEAD Law Firm Leadership Programme (SILLP) Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) & INSEAD Singapore
Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) Kaplan QLTS

Application Period and Evaluation Process

Application Period

The closing date for application for SkillsFuture Study Award in respect of SILLP is 22 Mar 2019.
There is no closing date for application for SkillsFuture Study Award in respect of QLTS.

Evaluation Process

Evaluation of applications will take about 2 to 8 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.




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