The Community Relations Committee (“CRC”) is a committee established under the Standing Committee on External Affairs and is responsible for organising community events so as to engage different groups of the society including students, elderly, non-Chinese speakers and ethnic minorities for the purpose of promoting the Law Society as a caring association to contribute to the community. Every year, the CRC organises different community programmes to serve the public and promote legal knowledge to raise the community’s awareness of legal issues.
Targeting the younger generation with the aim to enhance their social awareness and legal knowledge, the CRC organises events with youth groups to promote the importance of abiding the law.
The Law Society received invitation from external organisations from time to time to organise community talks. The CRC also organises social services four times a year to lead a team of solicitors to serve different social groups including the elderly, low-income families and ethnic minorities.
The Law Society invited all secondary schools in Hong Kong to join our school talks hosted by voluntary solicitors with the aim to promote the right legal concepts and knowledge. We also offer talks for education organisations and school management staff.
Since 2009, the Community Relations Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong organises the “Legal Pioneer” Mentorship Programme to provide secondary school students an interactive platform to understand more about the legal industry and learn more legal knowledge. Solicitors and law students join the Programme as mentors to provide guidance for student mentees throughout various activities. The Programme is one of the most well-received initiatives of the Law Society as small group mentorship allows a more intimate interaction among mentors and mentees. Over the years, more than a thousand students from over a hundred local secondary schools have participated in the Programme.