Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Tuesday, 16 December 2008, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Revised Agenda
(as at 10 December 2008)

I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(4:30 pm - 4:31 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)367/08-09
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)368/08-09 on 28 November 2008)

-Minutes of meeting on 20 October 2008

II.Information papers issued since last meeting
(4:31 pm - 4:32 pm)


III.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(4:32 pm - 4:35 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(01)

-List of items tentatively scheduled for discussion at Panel meetings in 2008-2009 session

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(02)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(03)

-List of follow-up actions

IV.Proposed research outline on class action in selected places
(4:35 pm - 4:40 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(04)
(English version attached)
(Chinese version issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)491/08-09)

-Proposed research outline prepared by the Research and Library Services Division

V.Criminal legal aid fee system
(4:40 pm - 5:15 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(05)

-Administration's paper on "Review of Criminal legal aid fees system"

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(06)

-Background Brief on "Criminal legal aid fee system" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

VI.Limited liability partnership for legal practice
(5:15 pm - 5:55 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(07)

-Administration's paper on "Limited liability partnership for legal practice"

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(08)

-Background Brief on "Limited liability for professional practices" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

*VII.Solicitors' rights of audience
(5:55 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(09)

-Administration's paper on "Solicitors' rights of audience"

LC Paper No. CB(2)393/08-09(01)
(issued on 3 December 2008)
(English version only)

-Law Society of Hong Kong's letter dated 2 December 2008 enclosing a copy of its draft Code of Conduct for Solicitor-Advocates

LC Paper No. CB(2)438/08-09(10)

-Background Brief on "Solicitors' rights of audience" prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat

VIII.Any other business
(6:25 pm - 6:30 pm)

* All other Hon LegCo Members are invited to join the discussion of this item which is related to a legislative proposal.

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
10 December 2008