Elaine Ho

Trainee Solicitor


Education

Juris Doctor, The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

My first Deacons Encounter

Joining the firm as a Vacation Student

I Chose Deacons

Deacons has always been my number one choice. I chose Deacons because of its people-oriented culture. When I was a vacation student here, I was immediately accepted as part of the team in my practice group.

The partners and colleagues valued my previous work experience and gave me substantial work to do even during my brief time with them. Colleagues are very friendly and helpful. They are also extremely willing to teach me even though they have busy schedules themselves. I felt very much at home during my placement at Deacons and could see myself developing my legal career at this firm.

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What makes Deacons distinctive?

At Deacons, I feel that everyone, from partners, associates, trainees to the Graduate Recruitment team, has a genuine interest in developing each individual to become an outstanding lawyer. My internship experience is a testimony to this aspect.

I look forward to starting my legal career with Deacons’ award winning Trainee Programme. I believe it will provide me with a good and solid legal training which I need to have a successful career in law.

When did my story with Deacons begin?

Deacons is a big local household name which I have always known. After I have decided to pursue law as a second career, I have come across recommendations from different lawyers on the quality of Deacons’ award winning Trainee Programme. I began my conversations with the Graduate Recruitment team at a reception during my first month of Juris Doctor’s study. I have kept in touch with them since and throughout my application process to the Vacation Scheme. I was indeed excited when I received my Vacation Student Programme offer and subsequently my Traineeship offer from Deacons.

Are you the one?

If you value teamwork and enjoy collaborating with your colleagues, then Deacons will be a good fit for you. In addition, those who have a genuine interest in excelling in a legal career, while at the same time who are passionate about giving back to the community through voluntary services will find yourself right at home at Deacons.

AM

A Day In The Life

8:00am

Arrive at the firm and check emails

8:15am

Write out to-do list for the day

8:30am

Review and update fund documents against Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission’s revised Unit Trust Code requirements

11:00am

Conduct research and prepare material for client meeting after discussion with partner

PM

A Day In The Life

1:00pm

Attend practice group lunch meeting or lunch CPD seminar

2:30pm

Conduct research and assist in drafting compliance manual for a client

4:00pm

Off-site client meeting with partner

6:30pm

Work on team presentation or Deacons Cares project with fellow vacation students

8:00pm

Finish up outstanding work

9:30pm

Leave office

2019

My Story

Vacation student at Deacons

2018

My Story

Commenced studying law with the Juris Doctor programme at the University of Hong Kong

Getting ready for my second career

2011 and before

My Story

Enjoyed taking care of family as a stay-at-home mother

Pre 2011

My Story

Worked at various investment banks in areas including fixed income derivatives structuring and sales, debt capital markets and compliance

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