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Today 12:19 AM
Unregistered s://.singaporelawwatch.sg/Headlines/Pathway-to-world-access Thoughts on this guy? Heard assocs dislike working with him
10-01-2019 09:25 PM
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Anybody else at the opening address by CJ menon on monday? Will the new "legal technician" role be staffed by fts or even the new suss law school?
Overall I think its positive news as we'll be getting additional support.
Take it with a lot of salt. Remember that it's also his colleagues who tried to propose scaled fees which didn't went well. A bit too activist imo
10-01-2019 09:22 PM
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Anybody else at the opening address by CJ menon on monday? Will the new "legal technician" role be staffed by fts or even the new suss law school?
Overall I think its positive news as we'll be getting additional support.
Take it with sal
09-01-2019 11:33 AM
Unregistered Anybody else at the opening address by CJ menon on monday? Will the new "legal technician" role be staffed by fts or even the new suss law school?
Overall I think its positive news as we'll be getting additional support.
08-01-2019 07:59 AM
Unregistered Associate looking to jump to another assignment.
Any good legal recruiters to recommend?
Been talking to a few previously but no news from them.
Heard everyone have collected their bonuses and a mass exodus is eminent.
07-01-2019 04:03 PM
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Stop bickering kids. Let a helpful senior sum it up for you.

Good degree from a good uni + part b commendation : you're all set for legal practice
Good degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from good uni + part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice

Notice the difference? Good. Now stop being little b itches and let's get back to salaries.
Lmao thanks for this. The age of the forum users really shows
06-01-2019 10:29 PM
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Stop bickering kids. Let a helpful senior sum it up for you.

Good degree from a good uni + part b commendation : you're all set for legal practice
Good degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from good uni + part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice

Notice the difference? Good. Now stop being little b itches and let's get back to salaries.
Love this!!!
06-01-2019 05:52 PM
Unregistered Stop bickering kids. Let a helpful senior sum it up for you.

Good degree from a good uni + part b commendation : you're all set for legal practice
Good degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from good uni + part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice
Crap degree from crap uni + no part b commendation: you're all set for legal practice

Notice the difference? Good. Now stop being little b itches and let's get back to salaries.
06-01-2019 10:34 AM
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What about the earlier poster's view on the commendation list being only a number of distinctions rather than aggregate performance? He/She/Apache helicopter does make a good point that the commendation list is not the same as a FCH etc, because it is only based on number of dists
Actly are you even a part b student who has completed the exams?
If you do attend the classes and the revision lectures, it will be clear to you that part b is an exam marked by senior practitioners for the sole purpose of judging whether you are fit for legal practice. Not whether you are good academically.
The LLB degree judges whether you are good at grasping legal concepts in an academic setting.
The Part B exams determine whether you are fit for legal practice, i.e. understand the concepts required of legal practice.

A first class in LLB + Commendation list on part b means you are ready for practice (and can perform above most individuals) and on top of that you have a solid grounding in law.

A Commendation list on its own with a 2:2 LLB means your legal foundation is not strong but you are able to quickly pick up legal concepts for the purpose of practice. In other words, you have better practical knowledge for practice of law. Not the study of law.

LLB and Part B test different skills. One is more academic, the other is more practice focus.
It should be obvious if you have attended the part b intro lectures.
06-01-2019 09:43 AM
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Just explain to you about relevance of part b. Since a lot of people talking about this.
I believe interested people will be the part b students.

1. Is a distinction in part b prestigious?
Ans: Yes it is. As said by course facilitators, pass is good enough. A person who can distinguish himself/herself with distinction means the body of work is outstanding as compared to his/her equally competent peers.
2. What is the purpose of part b?
Ans: It is a gatekeeper exam. Meaning it is the stage where you are judged by practitioners and not academics (unlike uni) whether you are fit to practice law in Sg.
If such practitioners who have 20 years exp adjudged you as not competent meaning fail, it means you have failed to meet the standard required to practice law.
Conversely, a part b distinction given by these practitioners means you have truly distinguished yourself.
3. If everyone is copying other ppl’s notes etc as claimed by one poster, then how valuable is a distinction?
Ans: like you said, if everyone has the same notes, then of course everyone will pass since everyone is producing the same answers. Then the people who can get distinctions are truly smart and good because they would have to go above and beyond in order to get the coveted distinction. Meaning they are smart. Whether you like it or not.
4. We have different unis with diff standards. How do you determine which grads are better?
Ans: Part B. Part B is the control mechanism to facilitate this process.
5. Someone said the fact that not many JLCs get dist means it is an irrelevant exam. How true is this?
Ans: Not true. There are JLCs/DPPs with distinction in the part b exams. Given that they have the same amount of caseload as the other JLCs and DPPs, and they can still get dist as compared to their agc peers, it means they are truly good and above and beyond their peers in agc.
What about the earlier poster's view on the commendation list being only a number of distinctions rather than aggregate performance? He/She/Apache helicopter does make a good point that the commendation list is not the same as a FCH etc, because it is only based on number of dists
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