Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Monday, 26 March 2007, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


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

LC Paper No. CB(2)1393/06-07
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)1394/06-07 on 23 March 2007))

-Minutes of meeting on 26 February 2007

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

LC Paper No. CB(2)1241/06-07(01)
(issued on 6 March 2007)

-Administration's letter dated 28 February 2007 on "Limited liability for professional practices"

LC Paper No. CB(2)1362/06-07(01)
(issued on 20 March 2007)

-Administration's reply on "Legal aid in coroners' inquest"

LC Paper No. CB(2)1414/06-07(01)
(issued on 23 March 2007)

-Administration's response to issues relating to "Civil Justice Reform" and "Implementation of a five-day week for the Judiciary"

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

LC Paper No. CB(2)1398/06-07(01)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)1398/06-07(02)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-List of items tentatively scheduled for discussion at Panel meetings in 2006-2007 session

LC Paper No. CB(2)1398/06-07(03)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-List of follow-up actions

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)1321/06-07(01) - (04)
(issued on 19 March 2007)

-Papers on "Scheme of Provision of Certificate by Counsel under section 26A of the Legal Aid Ordinance"

IV.Provision of legal aid services
(4:35 pm - 5:50 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1395/06-07(01)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-Background brief prepared by the LegCo Secretariat

LC Paper No. CB(2)1395/06-07(02)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-Administration's paper on "Five-yearly review of the criteria for assessing the financial eligibility of legal aid applicants"

Meeting with deputations and the Administration

(1) Legal Aid Services Council

(2) Hong Kong Bar Association

(3) Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centre

(4) 1st Step Association

(5) Disable and Carer Concern Group

V.Implementation of international conventions in local legislation
(5:50 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1398/06-07(04)
(issued on 21 March 2007)

-Administration's paper on "Implementation of international agreements in the Hong Kong SAR"

(English version issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)1399/06-07 on 22 March 2007)(Chinese version attached)

-Background brief on "Review of legislative provisions implementing international conventions in local legislation"

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

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
23 March 2007