MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMY
—(1) The Academy shall consist of the following categories of members:
ordinary members; and
(2) Subject to subsection (3), the members of the Academy shall be entitled to the use of the library and other premises of the Academy subject to such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Senate and to such privileges as may be conferred upon them by the Senate.
(3) The Senate may restrict the use of the facilities or any part of the premises of the Academy to any category of members.
(4) No rights or privileges of any member of the Senate or member of the Academy shall be in any way transferable or transmissible, but all such rights and privileges shall cease upon the member of the Senate or the member of the Academy ceasing to be such whether by death, retirement or otherwise.
12. The Fellows of the Academy shall consist of —
the President and Vice-Presidents of the Academy;
all other members of the Senate except for those appointed under section 5(1)(h);
persons who have since 1st January 1980 held office as Chief Justice, Judge of the Supreme Court, Attorney-General or Solicitor-General for not less than 2 years;
honorary or associate members who are elected by the Senate as Fellows for life or for such period as the Senate may in any case consider appropriate; and
members who have been appointed as Senior Counsel under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161).
13. The Senate may elect as honorary members of the Academy such persons as the Senate may think fit, either for life or for such period as the Senate may in any case consider appropriate.
14. Every person who —
15. The Senate may elect as associate members of the Academy persons who may benefit from, or be able to contribute to, the work of the Academy.
—(1) A person shall not be qualified to be a member of the Academy or, if he is a member, shall cease to be a member if —
he has been struck off the roll;
being a legal officer, he has been dismissed from the Singapore Legal Service for misconduct in his professional capacity;
he has been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty;
he is or becomes of unsound mind;
he is an undischarged bankrupt; or
he has entered into a composition with his creditors or a deed of arrangement for the benefit of his creditors.
(2) Any question whether a person has ceased to be a member shall be determined by the Senate whose decision shall be final.
(3) Where a member of the Academy has been suspended from practising as an advocate and solicitor for any period, his membership shall be deemed to be suspended for the duration of his suspension.
(4) Where a member being an advocate and solicitor has been struck off the roll, he shall on being reinstated to the roll become a member of the Academy.
—(1) Every member shall pay to the Academy an annual subscription of an amount determined by the Senate from time to time which shall become due and payable on the day appointed by the Senate.
(2) In fixing the amount of annual subscription, the Senate shall be at liberty —
to divide members of each category into classes;
to provide that different amounts shall be paid by different classes and extend over different periods; and
generally to regulate, and to vary from time to time, the subscriptions payable by members or different classes of members as the Senate may think fit.
(3) If any member fails to pay his annual subscription within 30 days of the subscription becoming due, he shall pay interest (if any) at the rate determined by the Senate.
(4) The Senate may, in its discretion, waive the subscription payable by any member of the Academy.
—(1) The Senate may by resolution terminate the membership of a member if he has been guilty of conduct which in the opinion of the Senate renders him unfit to be a member or would bring the Academy into disrepute.
(2) No termination of membership shall be made unless the member concerned has been given an opportunity to give an explanation in writing as to why his membership should not be terminated under subsection (1).