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  1. Juniors may get chance to work in free legal service

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Junior barristers may be hired to assist their seniors in handling cases in the Bar Council's free legal service scheme as they are finding it increasingly difficult to find work. Bar chairman Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC, who raised the proposal in a council meeting this month, said the aim was to increase learning opportunities and improve the livelihoods of new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626290/juniors-may-get-chance-work-free-legal-service
  2. 29 ordinances passed into law but never enforced, report shows

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Twenty-nine ordinances enacted in or before 2004 contained provisions that have yet to be enforced, a submission by the government to the Legislative Council has shown. The paper, to be discussed at today's meeting of the administration of justice and legal services panel, showed that the oldest ordinance dated to the 1960s. The provisions of the Boilers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627551/29-ordinances-passed-law-never-enforced-report-shows
  3. Better legal system in HK could get rid of need for recovery agents

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a proactive role to devise a pricing formula for legal services. Legal practice is the most protected business in Hong Kong. As the law is practised in a foreign language, everything legal is complicated by the language barrier. The ignorant public has to accept legal services as they are available in the market, not knowing what better services to demand. While Hong Kong lawyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656871/better-legal-system-hk-could-get-rid-need-recovery-agents
  4. Pay plan for mediators

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... In a paper submitted to the Legislative Council's panel on administration of justice and legal services yesterday, the government proposed that the legal aid director decide on a case-by-case ... not be a mandatory pre- condition for the granting of legal aid when the aid was introduced. The authorities are now consulting with legal bodies on how mediation services should be provided on a permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641950/pay-plan-mediators
  5. World's legal minds to tackle gay wedlock at HK conference

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong plans to host its first large conference on international litigation co-operation today in a bid to further raise its profile as a legal services hub. On the agenda ... the opportunity to raise the city's profile as a legal services hub was a big reason the Department of Justice proposed the city as the host. 'We want people to come to Hong Kong and find ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653799/worlds-legal-minds-tackle-gay-wedlock-hk-conference
  6. Lawyers set pay limit for legal aid work

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Lawyers want to be paid up to HK$3,000 an hour for their pretrial work if they are hired to take up criminal legal aid cases- seven times the administration's proposed rates. The Law Society of Hong Kong was presenting its position at yesterday's meeting of the Legislative Council panel on administration of justice and legal services. It contends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627674/lawyers-set-pay-limit-legal-aid-work
  7. Prospects for cross-border services

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... judiciary systems because legal services go hand in hand with economic growth. With the opening up of the mainland to the global market, the increased volume of international trade could lead to a need for cross-border legal services. The judiciary system in the mainland is comparatively young because it was rebuilt in the late 1980s after the Cultural Revolution, and mainland law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651563/prospects-cross-border-services
  8. Government authority wants qualified lawyer

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... service, the qualified solicitor or counsel would be responsible for discharging in-house legal matters, and providing assistance and guidance to the manager of legal advisory. Applicants should ... of undertaking urban renewal under the provisions of the Urban Renewal Authority Ordinance and the Urban Renewal Strategy published by the government, is seeking a senior manager, legal advisory. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638749/government-authority-wants-qualified-lawyer
  9. FTU subsidised to help HK people in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Albert Wong The Beijing-friendly Federation of Trade Unions has received HK$400,000 from the government to run a six-month free legal consultation service ... programme on free legal advice,' Mr Leung said. He referred to the legal service the federation has provided since 2004. It has handled nearly 8,000 cases, of which one third involved house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665409/ftu-subsidised-help-hk-people-guangzhou
  10. In Brief

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legal-aid independence mooted The legal aid service could become independent from the government and extend its service areas, Paul Chan Mo-po, chairman of the Legal Aid Services Council, said during a radio programme yesterday. The council was studying the independence of the legal aid service to see if Hong Kong should follow other places in making the service independent from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642653/brief

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