No. S 592
Legal Profession Act
(Chapter 161)
Legal Profession (Practice Training Period) (Amendment) Rules 2009
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(3) and (4) of the Legal Profession Act, the Board of Legal Education hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Legal Profession (Practice Training Period) (Amendment) Rules 2009 and shall come into operation on 4th December 2009.
Amendment of rule 6
2.  Rule 6 of the Legal Profession (Practice Training Period) Rules 2009 (G.N. No. S 469/2009) is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “A” and substituting the words “Subject to paragraph (2), a”;
(b)by deleting the words “of the following areas of practice” in paragraph (b) and substituting the words “areas of practice selected from the following areas of practice and from such other areas of practice as the Board may approve on application by the supervising solicitor”; and
(c)by renumbering the rule as paragraph (1) of that rule, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
(2)  Where a practice trainee —
(a)has received relevant legal training (being supervised training in relation to the practice of Singapore law under a formal training arrangement with a Singapore law practice) for a continuous period of not less than 6 months under rule 6(c)(ii), 7(c)(ii), 8(1)(iii)(B), (2)(iii)(B) or (3)(ii)(B)(BB), 9(1)(b)(ii)(B), (2)(b)(ii)(B) or (2A)(b)(ii)(B) or 9A(1)(c)(ii)(B) of the Legal Profession (Qualified Persons) Rules (R 15); and
(b)has been exposed, during the period of his relevant legal training, to any area of practice referred to in paragraph (1)(b)(i) to (iv),
his supervising solicitor, instead of complying with paragraph (1)(b) in relation to him, need only ensure that he is exposed, during his practice training period, to one or more other areas of practice referred to in paragraph (1)(b), if the Board, on application by the supervising solicitor, so approves.”.
Made this 1st day of December 2009.
Board of Legal Education,
[AG/LEG/SL/161/2002/6 Vol. 2]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 131 of the Legal Profession Act).