President visits State and Family Justice courts

President Tony Tan Keng Yam signing a guestbook after his tour of the State Courts and Family Justice Courts yesterday. It was his first visit to both courts. "With the formation of these two institutions, our judicial system has become more effectiv
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President Tony Tan Keng Yam signing a guestbook after his tour of the State Courts and Family Justice Courts yesterday. It was his first visit to both courts. "With the formation of these two institutions, our judicial system has become more effective in the handling of legal cases, especially with regard to providing families with options to settle disputes more amicably," said Dr Tan in a Facebook post. The President was briefed by the State Courts on its recent initiatives, such as the establishment of the State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution in March, and the Community Justice and Tribunals Division in April. He also met staff from the Family Justice Courts, which hear family-related cases such as divorce or family violence.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2015, with the headline 'President visits State and Family Justice courts'. Print Edition | Subscribe