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
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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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.
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.
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.
Arrive at the firm and check emails
Write out to-do list for the day
Review and update fund documents against Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission’s revised Unit Trust Code requirements
Conduct research and prepare material for client meeting after discussion with partner
Attend practice group lunch meeting or lunch CPD seminar
Conduct research and assist in drafting compliance manual for a client
Off-site client meeting with partner
Work on team presentation or Deacons Cares project with fellow vacation students
Finish up outstanding work
Vacation student at Deacons
Commenced studying law with the Juris Doctor programme at the University of Hong Kong
Getting ready for my second career
Enjoyed taking care of family as a stay-at-home mother
Worked at various investment banks in areas including fixed income derivatives structuring and sales, debt capital markets and compliance
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