Terms of Reference:  Legal Officer – Clinics (August 2019)

Purpose of position:

The Legal Officer- Clinics (LOC) works across the Fundraising and Development and Legal Teams to ensure experiential Clinical Legal Education is delivered to the highest possible standard. The LOC also works under the legal supervision of the Legal Services Manager to ensure the highest standard of legal services are provided to our clients.

Reporting relationships:

The LOC is managed by and reports to the Head of Programmes and is supervised by the Legal Services Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the delivery of the Clinical Education programme, including designing and delivering seminars and supervising university students and Young Advocates;
  • Ensure the effective administration, organization/scheduling and marketing of both the Clinical Legal Education and Young Advocates Programmes.
  • Support the ED and Head of Fundraising and Development in developing and maintaining of positive working relationships with stakeholders in relation to Justice Centre’s Clinical Legal Education Programme;
  • Lead on the design and delivery of legal team trainings, internal training of staff and other trainings associated in the delivery of clinical legal education;
  • Manage a caseload of 10-20 Individual Assistance Clients;
  • Support the Legal Team in developing the substance and quality of Justice Centre’s legal programme, including group and individual legal information and assistance services provided by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows, and volunteers;
  • Review written legal work prepared by staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, provide detailed feedback and coach team members to continually improve the quality of work product;
  • Contribute to developing legal resources for staff, pro bono partners, clinic students, fellows and volunteers, including templates, training materials and legal information;
  • Contribute to building the profile of Justice Centre, including attending speaking engagements with stakeholders within the legal and donor community;
  • Contribute to the support and development of relationships with pro bono partners
  • Contribute to direct delivery of legal services, including delivering legal information sessions and providing legal assistance to clients;
  • Contribute to proposals and reports to Board and donors, including annual reports;
  • Contribute to developing organisational strategy, networking with strategic partners, fundraising and whole-of-office initiatives;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the ED and other members of the Senior Management Team.

Requirements:

  • Law degree or law conversion: LL.B, JD, GDL.
  • Candidates must be admitted to practice law and have 4 years post qualified experience including training contract/ pupillage
  • Paid or volunteer experience in a clinic setting either at a law school or at a law centre/ NGO
  • Experience in either immigration, asylum, family, criminal, general civil law or public law

Salary dependent on experience plus employee benefits include MPF, medical and dental insurance, flexible working (where appropriate and following mutual agreement with direct supervisor) and generous annual leave.

Please e-mail your CV and statement of interest to jobs@justicecentre.org.hk  with the subject line ‘Legal Clinics – Office by midnight Friday 6th Sept.

Unfortunately, due to the high level of interest in our organisation, we are only able to reply to shortlisted applicants.

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