Department of Justice
Civil Service Vacancies for Law Clerk

Salary :

Master Pay Scale Point 8 ($21,340 per month) to Master Pay Scale Point 26 ($53,500 per month).

Entry Requirements :

Candidates should have -

Notes :

Duties :

To be deployed on assisting professional officers and Senior Law Clerks in the respective Divisions of the Department in work including :

Terms of Appointment :

A new recruit will normally be appointed on civil service probationary terms for three years. Upon passage of probation bar, he/she may be considered for appointment on the prevailing permanent terms.

Contact Address and Enquiry Tel. No. :

Appointments Team, Personnel & Establishment Section, Department of Justice, 8/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong (Tel : 3902 8755)

Closing Date for Application :

11 February 2021 (6:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time)

General Notes :

How to Apply :

Application Forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

Candidates must state in details in the application forms their academic qualifications and work experience. The information should include – (i) gradings of all subjects taken in public examinations from secondary education onwards; (ii) the course/programme title of their post-secondary studies (if any); (iii) the exact start and end dates of period(s) of their academic studies and employment in the format as required in the application form (if any); and (iv) employment records with detailed description of duties (if any).

Applications submitted in person or by post should reach the above contact address on or before 11 February 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Hong Kong Time. For applications submitted by post, the Hong Kong postmark date on the envelope will be regarded as the date of submission of the application form. Late application will not be accepted.

To avoid delayed or unsuccessful delivery of applications by post, please ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage has been affixed before posting. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will not be delivered to this Department and will be returned to the sender or disposed of by the Hongkong Post, where appropriate. Applicants will bear any consequences arising from paying insufficient postage. Applicants may also apply online through the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( Applications submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.

For qualifications awarded by local institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, copies of the relevant transcripts/diplomas/certificates/other qualification documents are not required to be submitted at this stage of application. As for qualifications obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong, copies of the relevant transcripts/diplomas/certificates or other qualification documents should be submitted together with the completed application forms. For applicants who apply online, they should submit copies of the required supporting documents by post to the above contact address on or before 25 February 2021. The online application number should be quoted on the envelope and copies of the supporting documents. If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as required, their applications will not be considered.

As invitations or notifications will be sent to candidates by email, candidates should provide an accurate email address in their application. Candidates are responsible for checking their emails to ensure that invitation(s) or notification(s) will be duly received.

Applications not made in the prescribed form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] or which are incomplete will not be considered. If no acknowledgement / confirmation email is received after seven working days from the closing date for applications, please contact this Department immediately by phone at 3902 8755. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about 14 to 16 weeks after the closing date for applications. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.