Mid-Careers with more than 5 years' experience

Mid-career candidates with more than five years 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.

2The mid-career candidates who are selected for possible appointment as an LSO will be subject to the following framework:

(a)     two consecutive contracts of two years each for those with strong relevant legal work experience of more than five years and up to 10 years; or

(b)     one contract of three years for those with strong relevant legal work experience of more than 10 years.

3These mid-career candidates may, at the discretion of the Legal Service, have their prior strong relevant legal work experience recognised and be eligible for the award of additional increments and/or appointment at a higher LSO-grade.

4These LSOs may, on their successful completion of the contract(s), strong performance and fully satisfying the requisite eligibility criteria, be considered for the possible offer of a second/subsequent contract and possible emplacement on the permanent establishment.

5The possible emplacement on the permanent establishment of these LSOs will however continue to be subject to the quality of the officer’s work, demonstrated potential and strong performance during the period(s) of the contract(s) and the needs of the Legal Service. 


6       The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible mid-career candidates whose shortlisting for an interview is approved had been earlier targeted for Apr 2020 and, with the implementation of the nation-wide Circuit Breaker measures, after mid-May 2020.

7        Please note that the said targeted dates for recruitment interviews (in Apr 2020 and after mid-May 2020) would, in view of the extension of the Circuit Breaker, have to be re-scheduled until after the current difficult conditions improve.  The position will be reviewed in early Jun 2020 (in accordance with Government advisories/guidelines on the COVID-19 situation).  The present intent, subject to Government advisories/guidelines, is to schedule the recruitment interviews after mid-Jun 2020.