About the Job
5th Floor, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
At Deacons, training is carefully structured and designed to provide you with variety and intellectual challenge during each of your career steps. While your most important professional growth takes place on the job, there will also be continuing training and programmes to give you new skills and essential knowledge to excel in your job.
We understand that legal career is a marathon, not a sprint. To attract and retain the best we nurture our people to become legal talent of tomorrow through a culture that is congenial and inclusive, where people’s capacity to initiate is fully engaged, enabling exceptional drive, contribution and satisfaction. It is a place where people feel respected, work as a team and can achieve their personal and professional goals.
If you have the desire and drive to work as a solicitor in the legal industry, Deacons is the best place to begin.
What You Can Expect
Joining our Vacation Student Programme means you will:
- Begin with an orientation covering our system and job, as well as an overview of the firm.
- Be placed in one of our practice groups and gain hands-on experience working with our lawyers that make a difference for our clients and the business.
- Work on teams with buddies and experienced lawyers to answer your questions, grow your skills and share ideas.
- Gain deeper insight into what it means to work here through experimental learning, networking events, presentations, community projects and buddy programmes.
- Be invited to take part in the assessment for training contract as part of the programme.
Deacons is Hong Kong's premier independent law firm. We provide an extensive range of legal and commercial services to local and international corporations. With 170 years of experience providing legal services, our clients are assured of the integrity and stability of one of the region's oldest and most respected law firms.
Our scale, prestige and full service platform makes us different.
About the Programme
As part of our award winning graduate programmes, the Vacation Student Programme prepares you to gain insights into the legal profession, while developing your skills as a future trainee solicitor. You’ll work full-time at the firm for four weeks in one of our practice areas, where you’ll be assigned dedicated projects, attend meetings and interact with lawyers. You’ll also participate in team exercises, presentations, community projects and networking events with your fellow interns during the placement.
Our Vacation Student Programmes are 4 weeks long in December/January, June and July.
Who can Apply
Our Vacation Student Programmes are typically for penultimate-year law or combined law degree students from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and other common law jurisdictions looking to gain work experience in a law firm. Applications from non-law graduates who have taken the Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination) are also welcome.
We look at applications and schedule interviews on a rolling basis.