—(1) The purposes of the Society shall be —
to maintain and improve the standards of conduct and learning of the legal profession in Singapore;
to facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others;
to assist the Government and the courts in all matters affecting legislation submitted to it, and the administration and practice of the law in Singapore;
to represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in Singapore and to promote in any manner the Society thinks fit the interests of the legal profession in Singapore;
to establish a library and to acquire or rent premises to house the library, offices of the Society or amenities for the use of members;
to protect and assist the public in Singapore in all matters touching or ancillary or incidental to the law;
to make provision for or assist in the promotion of a scheme whereby impecunious persons on non-capital charges are represented by advocates;
to grant prizes and scholarships and to establish and subsidise lectureships in educational institutions in subjects of study relating to law;
to grant pecuniary or other assistance to any association, institute, board or society in Singapore in the interests of the profession of law or of students for that profession;
to afford pecuniary and other assistance to members or former members and to the wives, widows, children and other dependants, whether of members, former members or deceased members who are in need of any such assistance;
to promote good relations and social intercourse among members and between members and other persons concerned in the administration of law and justice in Singapore; and
to establish and maintain good relations with professional bodies of the legal profession in other countries and to participate in the activities of any international association and become a member thereof.
(2) In addition to the powers given by the other provisions of this Act, the Society may —
purchase or lease any land or building required for any of the purposes of the Society;
sell, surrender, lease, exchange or mortgage any land or building as may be found most convenient or advantageous;
borrow money whether by way of bank overdraft or otherwise for such of the purposes of the Society as the Society may from time to time consider desirable;
exercise such powers or functions as may be conferred upon the Society by this Act or any other written law; and
do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the achievement or betterment of the purposes of the Society.
(3) In addition to rules that may be made by the Society under the other provisions of this Act, the Society may, subject to the provisions of this Act, make rules for giving effect to this Part.