Equal Justice - Legal Case Officer/ Legal Case Manager
Equal Justice
Hong Kong
source : Happyer

Who we're looking for

Equal Justice 平義社 is seeking a committed and highly-motivated Legal Case Manager to support legally underserved people as part of our Services Team.

This is a full-time, paid position. This is an opportunity to create impact by directly providing legal information and support to legally underserved and marginalised people in a purpose-driven, social-impact, and start-up environment.

What you will be doing

  • Providing direct services and support to clients facing legal problems : informing them about their legal rights and duties;
  • helping them make informed decisions; writing intervention letters; helping them to navigate their way through various government departments, bodies and the courts;
  • accompanying them to court and appointments with lawyers and government departments; helping them to obtain pro-bono legal advice / support or to apply for legal aid for legal claims.

  • Drafting and delivering legal information to our clients and our NGO / social enterprise partners;
  • Contributing to the development of our digital platforms;
  • Researching law and contributing to invitations for public submissions;
  • Contributing to research and other strategic initiatives with lawyers, government, academics, consulates, and NGOs; and
  • Supporting our interns and fellows.
  • Who you are

  • Graduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration or related fields. Preference will be given to applicants who have studied Hong Kong law and have some 1-5 years’ work experience of helping people and / or in direct client services and / or education;
  • Have a demonstrated interest in social justice and a more inclusive Hong Kong;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Cantonese.
  • Be a dynamic team communicator and player; a quick learner who works well under pressure and in a growing and highly collaborative working environment;
  • Be comfortable with, and committed to operating within, our core values : open, inclusive, people-centered, and transparent;
  • Be excited about working in a start-up environment and the opportunities and challenges that brings; and
  • You must have HKPR or other status that gives you the right to work in Hong Kong S.A.R.
  • Key Terms

  • Duration : initial one-year contract;
  • Location : primarily at our Community Legal Information Centre in Yau Ma Tei, and adjusted as required to comply with any applicable social-distancing regulations;
  • Weekly hours : full-time (40 hours per week), although there may be some flexibility;
  • Pay : HK$15,000-28,000 per month, depending upon experience; and
  • 30 days’ paid annual leave per calendar year, accruing on successful completion of probationary period.
  • How to apply

  • Please complete our application form here and email your CV, Letter of Interest and the contact details of two referees;
  • Application must be sent by email and must state Legal Case Officer / Legal Case Manager : YOUR NAME in the subject line;
  • Deadline for applications : Monday 22 August 2022 by 12 : 00 noon (HK time); and
  • Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by Monday 5 September 2022 then we thank you sincerely for your interest, and you should please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
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