Law Society seeks officer to co-ordinate exams

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 January, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 January, 2005, 12:00am

The Law Society of Hong Kong, a non-profit regulatory body for solicitors in Hong Kong, is looking for an organised person with an interest in legal education to fill its vacancy for a Standards & Development officer (S&D officer).

'Being very organised is key in this role as the incumbent will primarily be responsible for the co-ordination of the setting, sitting and marking of the Overseas Lawyers' Qualification Examination conducted by the Law Society. It is a busy job as more than 100 people applied last year,' a spokesman for the Law Society said.

Applicants must also have excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese as the S&D officer needs to be in constant contact with qualified legal professionals.

'A challenging aspect of the position is the need to always be tactful and skilful in dealing with people. Most of the people they will deal with will be in the legal profession and may include judges and senior counsels,' said the spokesman.

The person will also need to enjoy an intensive, non-stop work environment, where other duties will include assisting with the co-ordination, logistics and implementation of the Law Society's Continuing Professional Development Scheme and Risk Management Education Programme, as well as other training programmes provided by the Advocacy Institute of Hong Kong.

A legal background is not necessary, but is an advantage, as is a knowledge of legal education. But a university degree is a must. Experience in the logistics of professional examinations and/or training programmes at a professional level is highly desirable, said the spokesman.

Necessary training will be provided and the incumbent will need to read a lot to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the education programmes to enable them to properly advise others.