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Equal Justice Limited 平義社有限公司 (HK)

Equal Justice - Legal Case Officer/ Legal Case Manager

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

Equal Justice 平義社 is seeking a committed and highly-motivated Legal Case Manager to support legally underserved people as part of our Services Team. This is a full-time, paid position. This is 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; 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.
  • 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 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 and have some 1-5 years’ work experience of helping people and/or in direct client services and/or education;
  • Have a demonstrated interest in social justice and a more inclusive Hong Kong;
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English and Cantonese.
  • Be a dynamic team communicator and player; a quick learner who works well under pressure and in a growing and highly collaborative working environment;
  • Be comfortable with, and committed to operating within, our core values: open, inclusive, people-centered, and transparent;
  • Be excited about working in a start-up environment and the opportunities and challenges that brings; and
  • You must have HKPR 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$15,000-28,000 per month, depending upon experience; and
  • 30 days’ paid annual leave per calendar year, accruing on successful completion of probationary period.
How to apply
  • Please complete our application form here and 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;
  • Deadline for applications: Monday 22 August 2022 by 12:00 noon (HK time); and
  • Only those invited for an interview will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by Monday 5 September 2022 then we thank you sincerely for your interest, and you should please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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