Mid-Careers with more than 4 years' experience

Mid-career candidates with more than four 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 one contract of two 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, strong performance and fully satisfying the requisite eligibility criteria, be considered for 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 of the contract and the needs of the Legal Service. 


6        The next sets of recruitment interviews for the eligible applicants whose shortlisting for an interview is approved would be on 20/21 Nov 2023.

7        Eligible applicants who are keen to be considered for possible shortlisting for an interview on 20/21 Nov 2023 would be required to submit their application by 13 Oct 2023.

8        Applications received thereafter will be considered for interviews in 2024. 

9     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;

(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; and

(c) a summary of his/her legal work experience.