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—(1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), any of the following persons who applies for membership of the Society in the prescribed manner shall be admitted as a member of the Society:
any advocate and solicitor who does not have in force a practising certificate;
any foreign lawyer registered by the Attorney-General under Part IXA who is not a foreign practitioner member; and
any qualified person (not being an advocate and solicitor) who is ordinarily resident in Singapore.
(1A) Subject to subsection (5), any of the following persons (not being an advocate and solicitor, a foreign lawyer referred to in section 40A(1) or subsection (1), or a qualified person referred to in subsection (1)) may be admitted as a member of the Society on his application in the prescribed manner to the Society:
any member of the academic staff —
of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore;
of the School of Law of the Singapore Management University; or
of any department in any institution of higher learning in Singapore who teaches law in that department;
any person resident in Singapore who is recognised, by a foreign authority having the function conferred by law of authorising or registering persons to practise law in a state or territory other than Singapore, to be eligible to practise law in that state or territory;
any person resident in Singapore who is attending a course of study leading to a qualification prescribed under section 2(2).
(2) Every person who is a member of the Society under subsection (1) or (1A) shall be referred to in this Act as a non-practitioner member.
(3) Subsection (1) shall not apply to —
an advocate and solicitor who has been suspended from practice, for so long as the suspension remains in force;
a foreign lawyer whose registration under Part IXA has been cancelled, and who has not been re-registered by the Attorney-General under that Part;
a foreign lawyer whose registration under Part IXA has been suspended, for so long as the suspension remains in force; or
a qualified person who has been prohibited under section 83(3) from applying to the court for admission, for so long as the prohibition remains in force.
(4) A person admitted as a member of the Society under subsection (1) shall cease to be a member if —
(5) A person admitted as a member of the Society under subsection (1A)(c) shall cease to be a member when he becomes a qualified person.