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Subject:

Vacancy: Lawyer, Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre

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Date:

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 09:35:47 +0100

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Hi,

The Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre ("HKRAC") is seeking a dedicated and 
passionate lawyer to coordinate and manage all aspects of HKRAC’s 
Clinical Programmes, including instructing and supervising law students 
in client representation.  Unique in Hong Kong, the HKRAC Head of 
Clinical Programmes position provides experienced attorneys the 
opportunity to combine their direct services practice with academic 
instruction in the field of international refugee law.

Under the direct supervision of HKRAC’s Legal Director, the Head of 
Clinical Programmes will train and supervise J.D., LLM and LLB students 
enrolled in the HKRAC Refugee Legal Assistance Clinic, teach weekly 
clinical seminars at Hong Kong University and Chinese University of Hong 
Kong, and perform work on his/her own cases or other legal matters in 
representing the Clinic’s clients.

The Head of Clinical Programmes will liaise with HKRAC’s partnering law 
faculties.  S/he will help coordinate HKRAC lawyer/caseworker trainings 
sessions and may attend local conferences and meetings on behalf of the 
organization.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, articulate and comfortable 
interacting with diverse segments of society, from law faculties to 
vulnerable clients.  S/he will enjoy collaborating with HKRAC’s small 
staff of tireless refugee rights advocates and wider circle of dedicated 
volunteers and supporters.

Qualifications:

Qualified lawyer in any jurisdiction;

3-5 years of experience in refugee or human rights law, which may 
include relevant academic course work;

Experience in instructing and supervising students or volunteers;

Experience working with interpreters;

Experience conducting intake interviews;

Excellent legal research and drafting skills;

Public speaking experience;

A demonstrated commitment and sensitivity toward vulnerable and/or 
displaced people;

Fluent in both spoken and written English

Please send your CV, a legal writing sample and a statement of interest 
to: [log in to unmask] with the subject line “Head of Clinical Programmes”. 
  This is a full-time position for a minimum of 18 months.  Applicants 
must be available to start 1 December 2010.  Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all replies to: [log in to unmask]

-- 
Christine L. Lin
Legal Director
Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre Limited*

Room 2, G/F, 2 Jordan Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3109 7359
Fax: (852) 3422 3019
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
www.hkrac.org
* a non profit company

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