The fourth edition of the English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms was published in December 2004. The Glossary was compiled by the Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice and is a handy reference tool for looking up bilingual legal terms and expressions used in the Hong Kong legislation. The fourth edition consists of three volumes. Volumes one and two contain around 32,000 selected terms and expressions. Volume three contains, among other materials, a list of English-Chinese short titles and citations of the laws of Hong Kong and a list of major Government organisations.
The Law Drafting Division of the Department of Justice published in December 1999 a Chinese-English Glossary of Legal Terms, which contains around 11,500 entries. The entries contained in this Glossary echo those contained in the third edition of the English-Chinese Glossary of Legal Terms published in September 1998. To facilitate quick access to entries, both Strokes Index and Hanyupinyin Index are provided.