$74,690 per month (full-time) / $440 per hour (part-time) (also see “Note”)
(a) Applicants must be solicitors or barristers admitted/ called in Hong Kong or any other common law jurisdiction;
(b) Applicants must have at least four years’ post-qualification experience as a solicitor or barrister by 31 May 2015;
(c) Proficiency in Chinese will be a clear asset;
(d) Some background knowledge with publishing and provision of professional education/ training, as well as experience in court and legal procedures will be preferable; and
(e) Applicants must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
(a) Candidate is required to work on a full-time basis for 44 hours per week occasionally involving irregular hours.
(b) However, some flexibility may be permitted in respect of candidate who may only be able to work on a part-time basis. For such candidate, he/ she is required to work for not less than 24 hours per week and may be required to work irregular hours.
To provide assistance to the Judicial Institute in –
(a) producing and updating alert notices, monthly bulletins, bench books, training manuals and induction materials;
(b) developing relevant data bases;
(c) liaising with Training Committees on judicial training activities;
(d) sourcing training materials relating to judicial training including judgment writing and various aspects of court craft;
(e) organising training workshops, seminars and conferences;
(f) liaising with other judicial training bodies in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions; and
(g) undertaking any other duties which may be assigned under the steer of the Governing Body and/ or the Executive Body of the Judicial Institute.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.
(a) For candidate appointed on a full-time basis, a gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the full contract period. Such gratuity plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (“MPF”) Scheme in respect of an appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 10% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
(b) Gratuity will not be granted for candidate appointed on a part-time basis.
(c) Other fringe benefits, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.
1. The Judiciary is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination against disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race in the recruitment process.
2. Non-civil service positions are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. They are not eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service and the Judiciary. Nor they are eligible for civil service medical and dental benefits.
3. The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
How to apply:
Application forms are available at the Information Counter on the ground floor of the High Court Building or from the General Offices of the District Court, Lands Tribunal, Labour Tribunal, Small Claims Tribunal and Magistrates’ Courts. The form can also be downloaded from the Judiciary Homepage at http://www.judiciary.gov.hk/en/other_info/recruit_ad.htm. The position will also be posted on the Civil Service Bureau’s website at http://www.csb.gov.hk.
Completed application forms should reach the Corporate Services Division of the Judiciary, Room LG 243A, LG2/F, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong not later than 20 April 2015. Please specify on the envelope ‘Application for Counsel to the Hong Kong Judicial Institute’. Candidates should state clearly in their application forms the nature of work and their working experience in the relevant field.
Candidates should also provide the name and contact details (i.e. email address/correspondence address and telephone number) of one or two referees. The referee(s) named should be able to comment at first hand on the candidates’ abilities as a lawyer and other matters relevant to the post of Counsel to the Judicial Institute. (Note: Applications which are incomplete, late, not duly signed or without copies of required documents will not be considered.) Applicants who are not invited for interview within three months from the closing date may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
Corporate Services Division, the Judiciary, Room LG 243A, LG2/F, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
South China Morning Post and the Ming Pao Daily News (21/3/2015 and 28/3/2015)