GCLAC Exchange Tour to Taiwan

President Thomas So and representatives from the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee (“GCLAC”) of the Law Society of Hong Kong attended an exchange tour to Kaohsiung and Tainan, Taiwan from 16 to 19 March. Two young lawyers were also invited to join the delegation.

The exchange tour began with a visit to the Kaohsiung Juvenile and Family Court followed by a seminar jointly organised by the Law Society and Taiwan Bar Association on RME education and company law. Later, the Law Society representatives were brought to the beautiful ancient city of Tainan for guided tours and the 17th Taiwan Bar Association Networking Event. The highlight of the day was the banquet where the delegates had time to mingle with lawyers from all across Taiwan, share stories about our legal practices and enjoy performances put up by the extremely talented Taiwanese lawyers. Their enthusiasm surprised the Law Society representatives and it was the great pleasure of the delegation to get to know them.

The two young lawyers Jasmine Cheung and Ian Chu think that the exchange tour was definitely a fun and rewarding experience especially for young lawyers. They gained a better understanding about the legal system in Taiwan and made new friends; but beyond that, they were introduced to a community of lawyers with the vision to promote legal services and professionalism in the Greater China Region. Jasmine and Ian certainly see the potential for more interaction between lawyers in the region, and wish that our fellow young members will share the same goal as Jasmine and Ian and expand the community in the days to come.

The Law Society visited the Kaohsiung Juvenile and Family Court.

A seminar was co-organised with the Taiwan Bar Association to promote the RME programme of the Law Society.

Jasmine Cheung and Ian Chu shared their legal experiences and made friends with the young lawyers from Taiwan.