Instructions on filing documents and evidence in a POHA matter.
  1. ​Required number of sets of documents and accompanying exhibits:

    • 1 set for the Judge
    • 1 set for each opposing party
    • 1 set for yourself.

    All the sets of documents and accompanying exhibits must be identical to one another.

  2. Every page must be paginated (i.e. numbered) consecutively, with the page number stated at the top right hand corner of the page.

  3. Documents of 30 pages or less may be stapled at the top left hand corner of the paper firmly. Documents exceeding 30 pages must be bound with plastic ring binding or plastic spine thermal binding (Applicant: Red; Respondent: Blue) with a transparent cover in front and at the back.

  4. All documents which are not written in English must be accompanied by an official translation into English.

  5. To facilitate the hearing process, where the evidence is in the form of audio or video recordings (including CCTV recordings):

    • the recordings should be saved in a CD-R or DVD-R, which is labelled in the following format:
      • [Party's name]-[CD-R or DVD-R number]

          E.g.

            [Tan Ah Teck Joseph]-[CD1]

            [Tan Ah Teck Joseph]-[DVD1]

    • each recording should be saved under a file name in the following format:
      • [Date of recording in Date Month Year format]-[Actual time that recording started in HH-MM-SS format]-[Short description of what the recording is meant to show]

          E.g.

            [05 June 2016]-[23-11-00]-[Loitering outside workplace]

            [10 June 2016]-[09-07-00]-[Scolding vulgarities]

    • the important part(s) of each recording that the party wishes to bring to the Judge's attention should be identified and transcribed in the following format in the Affidavit:
    •  

      DVD Label ​File name of recording ​Time location within recording
      [HH:MM:SS] to [HH:MM:SS]
      ​Transcript
      ​[Tan Ah Teck Joseph]-[DVD1] [05 June 2016]-[23-11-00]-[Loitering outside workplace]​ Actual time: [23:11:23] to [23:11:30]
      or
      Recording time: [01:05:22] to [01:05:25]
      ​Respondent loiters outside the main entrance of the Applicant's workplace.
      ​[Tan Ah Teck Joseph]-[DVD2] ​[10 June 2016]-[09-07-00]-[Scolding vulgarities] Actual time: [09:10:22] to [09:12:50]
      or
      Recording time: [00:35:21] to [00:40:23]
      ​Respondent stands outside Applicant's flat and scolds Applicant vulgarities ("state exact words")
    • a transcript of the important part(s) of the audio or video recording should be prepared to state the action that is seen, the exact words that are used, the sounds that are heard etc.
    • where the words that are used in the audio or video recording are not in English, an official translation of the words into English must be provided.
    • screenshots of the important frame(s) in the video recording to support what is stated in the transcript must be provided.

 

IMPORTANT: DOCUMENTS AND EXHIBITS WHICH DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE REJECTED BY THE COURT AND MADE THE SUBJECT OF AN ORDER FOR COSTS.

Last updated on: 8/11/2016 12:30 PM

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