Fresh Graduates

Fresh Graduates and those with experience of 5 years or less

            Fresh graduates and those with five years or less of strong relevant legal work experience (and who fully satisfy the requirements/criteria specified under the section “Eligibility for Appointment as an LSO”) may apply to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview for appointment as an LSO.

2          The candidates who are selected for appointment as an LSO will be subject to a three-contract framework totalling four years. The said candidates will be appointed on three consecutive contracts comprising two contracts of 18 months each and one contract of 12 months prior to being considered for possible emplacement on the permanent establishment after four years.

3          All fresh graduates will be appointed at the base grade on an 18-month contract in the first instance.

4          The candidates with five years or less of strong relevant legal work experience may, at the discretion of the Legal Service, have their prior legal experience recognised and be eligible for the award of additional increments and/or appointment at a higher Timescale grade.

5          The candidates who are appointed to the Legal Service and thereafter satisfy the requisite promotion criteria may be considered for possible Lock Step Promotion on the completion of the requisite contract and in accordance with the Legal Service progression framework.

6         The possible offer(s) to an LSO of a second or subsequent contract, and the possible emplacement on the permanent establishment of an LSO, are subject to the quality of the LSO’s work, demonstrated potential and strong performance during the period(s) of the contract(s).


7          The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible applicants whose shortlisting for an interview is approved are - for the present - targeted for Sep 2022.

8          Please note that all eligible applicants are required to provide/include in their application - for the consideration of the relevant Legal Service Shortlisting/Interview Panel - the following (in not more than one page each [in Arial; font size 14] with their name at the bottom left corner):

(a) a Personal Statement; and

(b) a Write-up
on why he/she is applying to the Legal Service for consideration for possible shortlisting for an interview for possible appointment as an LSO and how and what he/she can contribute to the Legal Service and the administration of justice.