No. S 281
Singapore Academy of Law Act
(Chapter 294A)
Singapore Academy of Law (Amendment) Rules 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 of the Singapore Academy of Law Act, the Senate of the Academy hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.—(1)  These Rules may be cited as the Singapore Academy of Law (Amendment) Rules 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1997.
(2)  Rule 2 shall have effect with respect to the annual subscription for 1998 and subsequent calendar years.
Amendment of rule 3
2.  Rule 3 of the Singapore Academy of Law Rules (R 1) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended by deleting paragraph (1A) and substituting the following paragraph:
(1A)  The annual subscription of a person who is a Fellow of the Academy by virtue of section 12(c) or (d) of the Act shall be waived where he does not have in force a practising certificate and is not any of the following:
(a)a member of the Senate;
(b)a legal officer;
(c)a teacher in law at any university or institution of higher learning; or
(d)a person employed to perform legal work or the duties of a lawyer by the Government, a statutory body, a corporation or an unincorporated association.”.
Deletion of rule 8
3.  Rule 8 of the principal Rules is deleted.
Amendment of rule 11C
4.  Rule 11C(1) of the principal Rules is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (e), the following sub-paragraph:
(ea)the Senior District Judge;”.
(b)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (f), the following sub-paragraph:
(fa)the Clerk of Parliament;”.
New rule 11D
5.  The principal Rules are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 11C, the following rule:
LawNet fees and charges
11D.—(1)  The fees payable to the Academy by a LawNet content provider, LawNet service provider or LawNet network service operator shall be as set out in the Schedule.
(2)  The Executive Committee may waive the whole or any part of the fees payable by a LawNet content provider, LawNet service provider or LawNet network service operator under paragraph (1) in respect of any information, data or service provided under LawNet for any period as the Executive Committee may in its discretion decide.
(3)  Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Academy may enter into separate agreements with a LawNet content provider, LawNet service provider or LawNet network service operator for different fees for any of the information, filing, electronic or such other services as may be provided by the LawNet content provider, LawNet service provider or LawNet network service operator.
(4)  For the purposes of this rule and the Schedule —
“LawNet content provider” means a provider of data or information content through LawNet;
“LawNet network service operator” means —
(a)a technical operator who provides content hosting services, gateway services, or network billing and account services; or
(b)a service bureau operator providing a counter service by which LawNet information, filing and other electronic services are made available;
“LawNet service provider” means a provider of information, data, filing or other electronic services through LawNet.”.
Amendment of rule 17
6.  Rule 17 of the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “Membership and Rules Committee” wherever they appear and substituting in each case the words “Executive Committee”.
Amendment of rule 18
7.  Rule 18 of the principal Rules is amended by deleting the words “Membership and Rules Committee” in the first and fourth lines and substituting in each case the words “Executive Committee”.
New Schedule
8.  The principal Rules are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 18, the following Schedule:
THE SCHEDULE
Rule 11D
Fees
1.  The fees payable to the Academy by a LawNet content provider or LawNet service provider shall be 5% of the total annual fees or charges received in respect of LawNet Services by the LawNet content provider or LawNet service provider.
2.  The fees payable to the Academy by a LawNet network service operator shall be 5% of the total annual fees or charges received by the LawNet network service operator in respect of LawNet Services, excluding registration fees for LawNet account identification names and authentication codes.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 317/93; S 563/95; S 476/96]
Made this 6th day of June 1997.
YONG PUNG HOW
President,
Singapore Academy of Law.
[AG/LEG/SL/294A/95/1 Vol. 2]