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Career Development

The Legal Service adopts a personnel management system in which every LSO is accorded the opportunity to develop to the fullest of his/her potential within the Legal Service.

2The young LSOs will be provided training in core legal/professional areas with a focus on the officers acquiring the requisite capabilities and professional expertise to meet the needs of the Legal Service.

3The eligible LSOs may be considered for specialist/vocational training. This may include attachments to suitable law firms, leading barristers’ chambers or other partner organisations for exposure to the private/legal services sector and to relevant specialist legal work. The eligible LSOs may also be considered for commercial attachments to organisations/companies.

4The Legal Service awards scholarships annually to eligible strong LSOs to study for a Master of Laws at prestigious law schools. These include the NUS, Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, UCL London, King’s College London, Harvard, Columbia, New York, Stanford and UC Berkeley.

5The outstanding LSOs may also be granted scholarships/training awards to undertake leadership and executive/development programmes at premier business schools/institutions and the Civil Service College.