The videos on this page are also available for viewing on the State Courts' YouTube Channel


Video - Enforcement of a Judgment Debt

This video provides an overview of the different processes available to enforce payment of a judgment debt.  It covers Examination of Judgment Debtor proceedings, a process to find out what assets the Judgment Debtor has, and two common ways to enforce a judgment for payment of money, namely the Writ of Seizure and Sale and Garnishee proceedings.  Click on the relevant segments below to find out more.

Segment 1

Examination of Judgment Debtor

(MP4-format, 406Mb)

​Segment 2

Writ of Seizure and Sale

(MP4-format, 468Mb)

Segment 3

Garnishee Proceedings

(MP4-format, 153Mb)


Video - Civil Simplified Process

A simplified civil process (“Simplified Process”) applies to all Magistrate’s Court claims filed on or after 1 November 2014. Where the parties consent, this Simplified Process can also be applied to District Court claims filed on or after 1 November 2014. The video explains the key features of the Simplified Process as well as its benefits to the parties. Click on the link below to learn more.

Link to video

Civil Simplified Process

(MP4-format, 360Mb)


Video - Introducing Mediation

The State Courts' Court Dispute Resolution Cluster (CDRC) has produced a video illustrating a typical mediation session. This video illustrates the different stages of court mediation, explains the purpose and benefits of mediation, and also provides tips on being well prepared for the mediation process. Click on the relevant segments below to find out more about mediation in CDRC.

Student Sharon has signed up for a business and strategy course in a private school. She is unimpressed by the lecturer and course coverage. A disappointed Sharon seeks a refund from school principal, Marlene. The conversation sours when Marlene declines to refund Sharon's course fees, leading Sharon to threaten legal action and blog against the school. After this fiery confrontation, Sharon angrily publishes a blog entry referring to the school as a "scam operation". She also files a suit against the school in the State Courts of Singapore, for a refund of her course fees. The school retaliates, with a counterclaim of defamation against Sharon for her adverse Internet posts.
Segment 1

The Dispute

(WMV-format, 9.97Mb)

Segment 2

At the Community Justice Centre  

(WMV-format, 9.97Mb)

Segment 3

Mediation at the State Courts

(WMV-format, 25.8Mb)​



Video - Conducting a Civil Trial in Person (all parts)

Part 1: What should I consider when deciding whether I should act in person or engage a lawyer
Part 2: What can I expect if I decide to conduct a trial in person
Part 3:

What happens at the Pre-Trial Conference

​Part 4:What should I do after a trial date is given
​Part 5:What documents must I submit before the trial
​Part 6:What should I do if my witness cannot speak English
​Part 7:What documents must I bring on the day of trial
​Part 8:What am I required to do on the day of trial

​Part 9:

What if I am late or cannot attend Court due to emergencies
​Part 10:How do I address the Judge and other parties
​Part 11:What is the sequence of proceedings during the trial
​Part 12:What if I disagree with the Judge’s decision
​Part 13:Who can I approach for further legal assistance


Last updated on: 4/3/2021 1:31 PM