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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.

2        The 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.

3        The 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.

4        The 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.

5        The 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.