Bills Committee on
Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 1999

Second meeting to be held on Thursday, 17 February 2000
at 10:45 am in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building

Revised Agenda

I.Meeting with the Hong Kong Bar Association and the Law Society of Hong Kong

LC Paper No. CB(2)1089/99-00(01)-List of papers previously issued (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)967/99-00(01)-Administration's reply dated 25 January 2000 concerning the CSAs to be introduced (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1089/99-00(02)-Letter dated 26 January 2000 from the Law Society of Hong Kong (English version only) (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1099/99-00(01)-The Bar Association's comments on the need for having a new category of "employed barrister" (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1099/99-00(02)-Relevant extracts from the Bar Association's Code of Conduct concerning "direct access" to a barrister without the intermediary of a solicitor (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1099/99-00(03)-Administration's response to concerns raised by the Bills Committee at the last meeting held on 24 January 2000 (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1099/99-00(04)-Letter from a Mr SZE Ping-fat on admission of Australian lawyers to practise in Hong Kong (attached)

II.Continued discussion with the Administration

Legislative Council Secretariat
16 February 2000