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Equal Justice Limited 平義社有限公司 (HK)

Equal Justice - Legal Case Manager (Cantonese and English speaker)

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Legal Case Officer / Legal Case Manager
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About Us

At Equal Justice 平義社, we’re on a mission to close Hong Kong’s justice poverty gap and to reduce hardship. We help people anticipate, prevent, and solve their legal problems for free. Our clients include disadvantaged locals, ethnic minorities, migrant workers, including foreign domestic workers, and some non-refoulement claimants. We are deeply committed to finding digital solutions to fill the justice poverty gap. We are a company limited by guarantee with tax-exempt charitable status in Hong Kong. EQJ is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice. We are apolitical.

Who we're looking for

An opportunity to create impact by directly providing legal information and support to legally-underserved and marginalised people in a purpose-driven, social-impact, and start-up environment.

What you will be doing
  • Providing direct services and support to clients facing legal problems: informing them about their legal rights and duties; helping them make informed decisions; filing claims; writing intervention letters; helping them to navigate their way through various government departments, bodies and the courts; accompanying them to court and appointments with lawyers and government departments; helping them to obtain pro-bono legal advice/support or to apply for legal aid for legal claims and working collaboratively with their legal representatives.
  • Drafting and delivering legal information to our clients and our NGO/social enterprise partners;
  • Contributing to the development of our digital platforms;
  • Researching law and contributing to invitations for public submissions;
  • Contributing to research and other strategic initiatives with lawyers, government, academics, consulates, and NGOs; and
  • Supporting our volunteers, interns and fellows.
Who you are
  • Graduate degree in law, political science, international relations, public administration or related fields. Preference will be given to applicants who have studied Hong Kong law;
  • At least 2 years’ work experience of Legal Case Management (i.e. handling legal cases); Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified lawyers (in any jurisdictions) and/or who have experience working with vulnerable people;
  • Experience in managing people;
  • Have a demonstrated interest in social justice and a more inclusive Hong Kong;
  • Strong legal writing and research skills;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Cantonese;
  • Be a dynamic team communicator and player; and a quick learner who works well under pressure;
  • Able to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team and in partnership with other services within
    the organisation and community;
  • Be comfortable with, and committed to operating within, our core values: open, inclusive, people-centered, and
    transparent; and
  • You must have HK Permanent Resident or other status that gives you the right to work in Hong Kong S.A.R.
Key Terms
  • Duration: initial one-year contract;
  • Location: primarily at our Community Legal Information Centre in Yau Ma Tei, and adjusted as required to comply with any applicable social-distancing regulations;
  • Weekly hours: full-time (40 hours per week), although there may be some flexibility;
  • Pay: HK$21,000-28,000 per month, depending upon experience; and
  • Generous 30 days’ paid annual leave per calendar year, accruing on successful completion of probationary period.
How to apply
  • Please email your CV, Letter of Interest and the contact details of two referees;
  • Application must be sent by email and must state “Legal Case Officer/Legal Case Manager: [YOUR NAME]” in the subject line;
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

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