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Chairman, ALA Singapore
The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Chief Justice Menon was elected Chairman of the National Committee of Singapore at the Association’s elections in January 2013.
Born in 1962, Chief Justice Menon graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in 1986. In 1991 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1987 and as an Attorney and Counsellor-at-law of the Bar of the State of New York in 1992. From 1987, he practised law in the law firms of Shook Lin & Bok, Wong Partnership, Rajah & Tann and Jones Day.
April 2006 to March 2007, he was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the
Supreme Court. He was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2008.
1 October 2010 to 24 June 2012, Mr Menon served as the Attorney-General
of Singapore. He was appointed to the Presidential Council for
Minority Rights upon his appointment as Attorney-General in 2010 and as
its Chairman upon his appointment as Chief Justice in 2012.
was appointed Judge of Appeal on 1 August 2012 and was appointed the
Chief Justice of the Republic of Singapore on 5 November 2012.