The Legislative Council Secretariat ("the Secretariat") is looking for high calibre lawyers for appointment as Assistant Legal Adviser in its Legal Service Division. Under the supervision of The Legislative Council Commission, the Secretariat's mission is to provide efficient administrative, secretariat and research support for the Legislative Council, enhance community understanding of the activities of the Council and ensure an effective avenue for redress.
Assistant Legal Adviser 助理法律顧問
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The Legal Service Division of the Secretariat provides independent legal advice and support to the Legislative Council and its committees. It is directly accountable to The Legislative Council Commission and professionally independent from the rest of the Secretariat. Its work covers a wide range of areas of private and public law, including constitutional and administrative law, Basic Law issues and judicial reviews on matters involving the legislature. The main duties of an Assistant Legal Adviser include:
(a) assisting in the scrutiny of bills and subsidiary legislation and examination of the legal aspects of public policies and inquiries into matters of public interest;
(b) advising Legislative Council Members on the interpretation of the Rules of Procedure and other matters relating to the business of the Legislative Council; and
(c) providing in-house legal service for The Legislative Council Commission and the Secretariat.
(a) either be admitted as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court in Hong Kong under the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159);
(b) have at least six years’ post-call experience as a barrister or four years’ post-admission experience as a solicitor in Hong Kong;
(c) have excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English; and
(d) have very good communication and interpersonal skills.
The Secretariat may devise further criteria to shortlist applicants. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend a written test.
The starting salary is $105,880 per month, increasing by four annual increments to $121,985. There is also a monthly cash allowance for the rank of Assistant Legal Adviser (the current rate is $11,215 per month). The successful candidate will be appointed on three-year agreement terms subject to renewal upon satisfactory completion of service, at which the appointee will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity. The gratuity, when added to the employer's contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme, is equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the agreement period. Fringe benefits include paid leave as well as medical and dental benefits.
Application letters with full curriculum vitae should be sent to Human Resources Office, Legislative Council Secretariat, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong on or before 6 March 2017. The position applied for should be indicated on the envelope, and an email address should also be provided in your application. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email or by phone. All personal data provided will be treated in strict confidence. Applicants not invited for interview or written test within eight weeks from the closing date may assume their applications unsuccessful.
As an Equal Opportunities Employer, The Legislative Council Commission is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination in employment with the Legislative Council Secretariat. The post advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. For more information on our policy on employment of persons with disabilities, please visit the Legislative Council website (http://www.legco.gov.hk).