Lok Vi Ming re-elected as Law Society president

The Law Society has re-elected Senior Counsel Lok Vi Ming as its president.

It also said on Wednesday that Senior Counsel Thio Shen Yi and Mr Kelvin Wong will serve as vice-presidents on next year's council. The former is also a re-appointment.

Mr Lok, 52, who has been president since succeeding Senior Counsel Wong Meng Meng, who stepped down last year, said in a statement he was "honoured" to be re-elected.

"The task is a challenging one," he said. "But I am encouraged and fortified by the knowledge that the men and women who will be serving with me on council are a great bunch of committed and talented lawyers who are passionate for the profession."

Other members in next year's 21-member council include Mr Gregory Vijayendran as treasurer and WongPartnership's Ms Rachel Eng. Mr Paul Tan and Mr Grismond Tien were elected for the first time in the junior category, for those with less than seven years' experience. This year's annual elections for the council - the society's top body - took place last month.

Mr Lok, who has been on the council for six years, said in his election agenda how he wants the society to continue reaching out to members through various programmes, and the community through "sustainable" pro bono initiatives.

He also wants to foster deeper integration between local and foreign lawyers.

The society is a self-regulatory body for some 4,500 practising lawyers in Singapore.

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