Professional Diploma for Legal Executives
The programme provides practical training to the students and equips them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a paralegal/legal executive. Graduates are able to work in law firms or in-house legal department of commercial enterprises.
The programme fulfills the Benchmarks for Legal Executive Courses prescribed by The Law Society of Hong Kong
Graduates of the programme who fulfill the relevant requirements may use the professional title "Legal Executive" *
The programme is recognized by the Judiciary where graduates who are “Legal Executives” with legal work experience for 3 years enjoy limited rights of audience in both the District court and the High Court.
Practice modules are taught by experienced solicitors/barristers
*Graduates who have satisfied the following requirements are entitled to use the title “Legal Executive”:
a) who have obtained a pass in 5 subjects in HKCEE or a combination of results in 5 HKCEE subjects of Level 2 in NSS subjects, “Attained” in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of 2 ApL subjects”) and Grade E in Other Language subjects or who have been in law-related employment in Hong Kong for 3 years; and
b) who have obtained a minimum grade D in English language (Syllabus B)(or equivalent) in pre-2007 HKCEE, or minimum level 3 in English Language from 2007 HKCEE onwards, or a minimum overall score of 6 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or a minimum Level 3 in English Language in HKDSE since 2012.
o 5 HKCEE subjects at Grade E/Level 2 or above, including English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language and with at least 2 years work experience; or
o 5 HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language and with at least 1 year work experience; or
o Aged 21 or above and 3-year law-related employment experience together with minimum Grade D in English Language (Syllabus B) / Level 3 in English Language or 6.0 in IELTS; or
Note: Graduates of the programme have to fulfill the relevant requirements in order to use the professional title "Legal Executive".
Programme Fee HK$72,000 (For two years to be paid by five instalments)