LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Monday, 24 June 2002 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I. Information papers issued since last meeting

- Responses from the Department of Justice and the Legal Aid Department on questions raised by members at the special Panel meeting on 25 April 2002 concerning provision of legal aid services
(LC Paper Nos. CB(2)2100/01-02(01) and (02))

- A supplemental response dated 31 May 2002 from the Bar Council on "Process of appointment of judges"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2350/01-02(01))

II. Items for discussion at the next meeting

- List of issues to be considered
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2359/01-02(01)) (attached)

- Extracts of draft minutes of the meeting of the Bills Committee on the Boilers and Pressure Vessels (Amendment) Bill 2001on 8 May 2002 and report of the Bills Committee
(LC Paper Nos. CB(2)2177/01-02(01) and (02)) (issued)

III.Review of legal education and training in Hong Kong
(4:40 pm - 5:20 pm)

- Extract of minutes of the Panel meeting on 28 January 2002
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2351/01-02(01)) (issued)

- Second progress report provided by the Administration
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2351/01-02(02)) (issued)

IV. Consultation paper on conveyancing documents executed by corporations
(5:20 pm - 5:55 pm)

- Letter dated 26 April 2002 from Law Society of Hong Kong on "Consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) relating to execution of conveyancing documents by corporations
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1749/01-02(01)) (issued)

- Correspondence between the Law Society and the Administration on the legislative timetable
(LC Paper Nos. CB(2)2139/01-02(01) and (02)) (issued)

- Paper provided by the Administration
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2352/01-02(01)) (issued)

V. Draft Rules made by the Bar Council under the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159)
(5:55 pm - 6:30 pm)

- Papers provided by the Bar Association

(i) Legislative Council Brief
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(01)) (issued)

(ii) Barristers (Qualification for Admission and Pupillage) Rules
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(02)) (issued)

(iii) Barristers (Admission) Rules
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(03)) (issued)

(iv) Practising Certificate (Barristers) (Amendment) Rules
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(04)) (issued)

(v) Legal Practitioners (Fees) (Amendment) Rules
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(05)) (issued)

(The four sets of rules in LC Paper Nos. CB(2)2353/01-02(02) - (05) supersede the ones issued vide LC Paper Nos. CB(2)1909/01-02(01) - (04) on 14 May 2002)

- Paper provided by the Administration
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2353/01-02(06)) (issued)

VI. Any other business

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
21 June 2002