On 25 November 2016, over 70 trainees attended the annual flagship event “Welcome Drinks for Trainee Solicitors”, organised by the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”). The new members were brimming with anticipation, as they were introduced to a variety of young lawyer-focused initiatives, international exchange programmes, recreation and sports activities, as well as the Law Society member benefits programmes. The trainees took all of this in while engaging in tête-à-têtes with senior legal practitioners, who so generously shared their time and their practical career advice on how trainees could get the most out of their training contracts which are necessary for a successful legal career.
The event would not be as successful without the presence of the officiating guests, including our Vice-President Melissa Pang, Immediate Past President Stephen Hung, Past Presidents Anthony Chow, Michael Lintern-Smith, Huen Wong, as well as Council Members Bonita Chan, Nick Chan, Serina Chan, Warren Ganesh and Roden Tong.
This eventful evening was also marked by the launch of the Law Society’s mobile app survey entitled the “Survey on Young Members’ Needs and Preferences” (the “Survey”), which was launched to solicit comments and suggestions from young members to gain a better understanding of their needs.
We would like to thank all members who downloaded the Law Society app via the QR Code below to access the Survey for their invaluable feedback to us. Ten lucky members who submitted their responses before 31 December 2016 were chosen at random to receive small prizes. While the deadline to win prizes has passed, we are always happy to receive feedback, whether by completing the Survey or by contacting YSG Committee Members directly. Your feedback is crucial and needed for us to ensure that our services are tailored and/or improved to effectively meet young members’ needs.
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to once again welcome our new young members to the legal profession. We wish you all a joyous holiday season, with a New Year filled with peace, happiness and success as you embark on an exciting new chapter in your professional legal career. We look forward to meeting and seeing you again at our upcoming YSG events.
Louise K. F. Wong
Committee Member, YSG
Our Council members, YSG Committee members and new members enjoying the drinks.
Our new members eagerly listening to the introduction of the variety of services offered by the Law Society.