A programme which allows lawyers to become "Associated Mediators" through the Singapore Mediation Centre has continued to grow in Singapore. Under this programme, a lawyer with three years of legal experience can undergo specific mediation training so that he/she can be added to the Singapore Mediation Centre's "Associated Mediator" panel. As a member of this panel, lawyers are able to volunteer to act as mediators in disputes arising in the Subordinate Courts. This programme began in 2009, and its success has led to the Subordinate Courts recently expanding the programme's reach to allow Associate Mediators to mediate cases in the Small Claims Tribunal as well.