Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 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)566/06-07
(to follow)

-Minutes of special meeting on 20 October 2006

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

LC Paper No. CB(2)3152/05-06(01)
(English version issued on 5 October 2006 and re-issued on 30 November 2006 vide LC Paper No. CB(2)515 /06-07)

-Administration's response to the Consultation Paper on Conditional Fees concerning Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme

LC Paper No. CB(2)557/06-07(01)
(issued on 6 December 2006)
(English version only)

-Paper dated 9 October 2006 and entitled "Hong Kong Bar Association's Views on Consultation Paper on Wasted Costs in Criminal Cases"

LC Paper No. CB(2)563/06-07(01)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-Paper provided by the Administration on "2006 Biennial Review of Criminal Legal Aid Fees, Prosecution Fees and Duty Lawyer Fees"

LC Paper No. CB(2)591/06-07(01)
(issued on 8 December 2006)
(English version only)

-Letter from the Secretary of the Working Party on Solicitors' Rights of Audience on "Solicitors' Rights of Audience"

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

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(01)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-List of outstanding items for discussion

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(02)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

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

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(03)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-List of follow-up actions

IV.Development of Hong Kong as a legal services centre
(4:35 pm - 5:15 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(04)
(Chinese version attached)
(English version issued on 6 December 2006)

-Paper provided by the Department of Justice on "Development of Hong Kong as a legal services centre"

V.Civil Justice Reform
(5:15 pm - 5:55 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(05)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-Background brief prepared by the LegCo Secretariat on "Civil Justice Reform"

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(06)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-Paper provided by the Judiciary Administration on "Consultation Paper on Proposed Legislative Amendments for the Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform"

VI.Implementation of a five-day week for the Judiciary
(5:55 pm - 6:25 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(07)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-Extract from the minutes of meeting of the Panel on 26 June 2006

LC Paper No. CB(2)568/06-07(08)
(issued on 6 December 2006)

-Paper provided by the Judiciary Administration on "Implementation of a Five-day Week in the Judiciary"

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

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
8 December 2006