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SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2021

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge 2021

Venue : ZOOM

Event Start Date : Saturday 31 July 2021

Event End Date : Saturday 31 July 2021

Event Start Time : 09:00 am

Event End Time : 01:00 pm

Registration Start Date : Monday 29 March 2021

Registration End Date : Friday 28 May 2021

UPDATES

5 August 2021

On 31st July 2021, SCCA successfully concluded its inaugural Legal Eagle Challenge, Singapore’s first in-house competition for law students across Singapore. This year’s Challenge invited law students to step into the shoes as a General Counsel and advise its board of directors on very relevant public relations and social media issues.

The preliminaries judges went through the submissions and 6 submissions were shortlisted for the finals, which was held over Zoom on 31 July 2021.

Our panel of judges for the Finals was impressed by the high quality of the submissions and innovative solutions presented by the finalists.During the finals, the finalists were able to think on their feet and were able to swiftly answer any questions posed to them.

After much deliberation by the panel of judges consisting of Mr. Andrew Ong (Head of Legal & Compliance, Asia Pacific for KONE Pte Ltd), Mr. David Chia (Head of Human Resources for Samsung Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd) and Ms. Koh Juat May (President of Institute of Public Relations Singapore), the results of the Challenge are as follows:

Winning Team – Singapore Management University (SMU) Team consisting of Andrea Danielle Lee, Crystal Chew Tong En, Elton Ching Xiangwei, Valerie Wong Le Yee.

Most Innovative Team –  National University of Singapore (NUS) Team consisting of Ajay Nair, Hwang Yu Liang Zephan, Muhammad Syazwan Bin Ramli, Yang Jing Ying Kesia.

Most Business Savvy Team – SMU Team consisting of Grace Anastasia Lim Si Min, Kara Kang Mei Hui, Poon Chong Ming, Wong Liang Yeong Samuel.

Best Communicator (individual award) – Georgina Teo Wei Ting from Singapore University of Social Sciences

We congratulate the award recipients and thank all participants for their efforts.

Award winners will have the opportunity to have a 1-hour coffee session with a senior legal leader. We would like to thank Charles Lim  (General Counsel and Managing Director at GIC), Choo Wei Pin (Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of Razer), Evan Koh  (Director, Legal at the Singapore Tourism Board), Jeffery Tan (Group General Counsel at Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited), Mark Tan  (General Counsel of GLP), Paul Yuen (General Counsel MAS), Rebecca Orme (Managing Director of the South East Asia Legal, FedEx Express) for agreeing to have these coffee sessions with the award winners.

We would like to thank the workshop speakers, preliminaries judges and the finals judges for taking the time to support the Challenge, and once again express our appreciation to the partners for this challenge, LexisNexis, Institute of Public Relations of Singapore, Willing Hearts. Most of all, thank you to all of the participants for being along with us for this journey and see you again next year!

 

22nd July 2021

Congratulations again to the Finalists teams! If you would like to watch them online in action on 31 July 2021 9am-1pm, please register HERE. This year’s Finals is open to audience from the public.

We would like to thank our Finals Judges - Andrew Ong (Head of Legal & Compliance - KONE), Daniel Chia (Head of Human Resources - Samsung Electronics) and Koh Juat Muay (President - Institute of Public Relations of Singapore). For more details, please scroll below.

 

19th July 2021

We thank all of the participants in their participation in this year’s Challenge. Not only did we receive an unprecedented number of submissions, the judges were particularly impressed by the precise legal analysis and innovative solutions offered by a significant number of participants.

Congratulations to the following six teams (in no particular order) for making it to the Finals of this year’s Challenge:

  • Group 1: Adrina Ang Lina, Kavya Anand, Kendra Thaddaeus Tang, Kenishia Chang Qing Hui.
  • Group 2: Clarice Tan Jia Ying, Fatin Syuhadah Bte Selamat, Georgina Teo Wei Ting, Lim Xiang.
  • Group 3: Ajay Nair, Hwang Yu Liang Zephan, Muhammad Syazwan Bin Ramli, Yang Jing Ying Kesia
  • Group 4: Andrea Danielle Lee, Crystal Chew Tong En, Elton Ching Xiangwei, Valerie Wong Le Yee.
  • Group 5: Alden Wordsworth Ng, Megan Tay Wern Ee, Samuel Wee Liong Chye, Sushanth Thirthapad Babu.
  • Group 6: Grace Anastasia Lim Si Min, Kara Kang Mei Hui, Poon Chong Ming, Wong Liang Yeong Samuel.

We would also like to say a big thank you to the following in-house lawyers for judging the preliminary round of this year's Challenge. This event would not have been possible without them generously sharing their time and expertise - Abigail Tan, Alex Liam, Ashwin Mathialagan, Benson Lim, Cara Sim, Ezra Tay, Hong Yanci, Gerald Tan, Jaroslaw Jankowski, Jerrick Lim, Lai Feng Jun, Lee Ailing, Lee Hui Yi, Samson Leo and Teo Ting Wei.

 

22nd June 2021

Team leaders should have received a copy of the answers to the Clarifications and a copy of the slides from the Workshop. Please remember to e-mail your Submissions to secretariat@scca.org.sg by 30 June 2021 1pm. Good luck!

 

17th June 2021

Team leaders should have received an e-mail containing the link to the form with instructions on how to submit their clarificatory questions. Deadline to submit your questions (if any) is 17 June 2021 11.59pm.

 

9th June 2021

Team leaders should have received the Participant's Pack and an e-mail with the registration link for the workshop. A gentle reminder that each participant (and not only the team leader) must register for the workshop so that they can receive their individual link to access the workshop. Please complete your registration for the workshop by this Friday (11 June 2021).

 

2nd June 2021

Registrations have closed. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your overwhelming support. If you have not received a confirmation on your registration, please reach out to secretariat@scca.org.sg 

 

31st May 2021

We are pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore, the finalist teams will have the opportunity to have a Cross Disciplinary Consultation with public relations students from the IPRS Student Chapters. Please see below for more details.

 

28th May 2021

This is the last call for registrations! Registration closes on 1 June 2021. Thanks to LexisNexis and the senior legal leaders, winners will stand to win attractive prizes and the opportunity to have a one-hour coffee chat with a senior legal leader. Please see below for more details.

The participant's pack which includes the rules and case scenario will be released to the team leaders on 4 June 2021 12pm. As all communications will be with the team leaders, please regularly check your e-mails (including the junk/spam folders) and this event page for updates.

  

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OVERVIEW

The SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge, Singapore’s first ever in-house counsel competition for law students, is back for its second-run in 2021! Following a highly successful inaugural competition that saw over 160 participants from 5 schools, participants will again assume the role of a General Counsel in a realistic simulation of the work done by in-house counsels every day.

This year, participants will be asked to provide advice on issues related to employees’ usage of social media and the implementation of a social media policy in a world where there is increasingly a less clear divide between work and the personal.

If you have any queries, please e-mail probono@scca.org.sg

  

Cross Disciplinary Consultation – “GC” meets “Corporate Communications Head”

Being a good in-house counsel is more than just being a technical expert in law, it also requires you to have cross-disciplinary knowledge of different areas. Your advice not only has to be legally sound, it also has to be commercially workable.

This year, we are pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore, the finalist teams will have the opportunity to have a Cross Disciplinary Consultation with public relations students from the IPRS Student Chapters.

 

In the case scenario, the CEO of the fictional F&B conglomerate will ask the General Counsel (i.e finalist law team) to run his advice and social media policy by the Corporate Communications Head (i.e IPRS Student Chapter student) for his views on 24 July 2021. This is a valuable platform for the finalist teams and IPRS Student Chapter students to learn PR and legal concepts from each other in a realistic case scenario. More details will be directly released to the finalist teams.

 

AWARDS

SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge has 4 awards:

  • Winning Team - $800 cash prize kindly sponsored by LexisNexis
  • Most Innovative Team
  • Most Business Savvy Team
  • Best Communicator (individual) - $200 cash prize kindly sponsored by LexisNexis

The above awardees will be given the rare opportunity to have 1-hour coffee chat sessions with a senior legal leader to find out more about the in-house profession and to learn what it takes to become an in-house counsel.

 


2021 Cross Disciplinary Consultation Partner

Institute of Public Relations of Singapore (“IPRS”) was established in 1970 as a non-profit organisation and is the only accrediting body for Public Relations practitioners in Singapore. The Institute’s objective is to establish growth for Singapore’s PR industry through knowledge acquisitions, networking and exchanging of new ideas. The Institute continually strives to be the leading regional PR organisation that will not only elevate the profession but also set industry standards and increase public recognition of this profession. Recognising the importance of nurturing the next generation of communications practitioners, the IPRS established Student Chapters with tertiary institutions to create opportunities for students and IPRS members to share their experiences.

For more information, visit www.iprs.org.sg

 

Our Partner for 2021

LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of information and analytics that enable professionals in legal, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to improve decision-making and achieve better business outcomes. We are a part of RELX Group, serving customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. Our information network contains 3 petabytes of legal and news data with 65 billion documents. That’s 150 times the size of Wikipedia and doubling every three years. 

For over 100 years, LexisNexis has delivered best-in-class legal content, data and analytics from the leading minds in the profession. Across the globe, we combine content, technology and analytics to advance the rule of law and shape a more just world where all are equal under the law.

For more information, please visit here.

 

Our Beneficiary Charity for 2021

Willing Hearts is a secular, non-racial, non-religious, non-partisan, and non-affiliated charity. It was founded in 2003 with the mission of serving the underprivileged, the needy and the marginalized members of our society and with the principle of "Citizens helping fellow citizens). Willing Hearts delivers more than 10,000 free meals, 7 days a week across Singapore. Beneficiaries includes elderly (many living alone), chronically sick, and low-income and underprivileged families. During this COVID-19 pandemic, Willing Hearts has also assisted migrant workers, foreign students stranded in Singapore, and the homeless.

Please visit here for more information.

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