Externs will be attached to a lawyer at the CLAS office located at the State Courts.
Clas Office Externships
The externship is typically offered in four tranches each academic year - Semester 1, Winter break, Semester 2, or the Summer break.
Interns/externs will be attached to a lawyer from a private firm who is doing CLAS work.
CLAS Attachments with Private Firms
Subject to availability, the CLAS private firm attachment is offered throughout the year. The duration of each private firm attachment also varies.
Students will be attached to a defence lawyer who is handling a LASCO case.
Externs who perform well during the CLAS office externship and are recommended by the CLAS office will have the chance to take part in the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences ('LASCO').
Training workshops are held regularly to ensure that CJC members are sufficiently equipped for their attachments.
Panel discussions and conferences with industry experts are also organised to generate a greater awareness of Criminal Defence work in Singapore.