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Legal Training for Equal Opportunity Advocates (Workshop 2)


While there is an increased awareness of legal protection against discrimination, there is a lack of understanding on the part of marginal groups about how to make use of the procedures and mechanism to seek redress to their grievances.  Experience shows that people supported by well trained advocates have a higher chance of having their cases settled satisfactorily.  There is a desperate shortage of legally trained equal opportunity advocates in Hong Kong. This course intends to address the desperate need for trained equal opportunity advocates to advance the protection of clients who may face discrimination of different forms. The participants will learn about how to assist clients to make an assessment of the grievances, make effective use of the procedures for settlement, and determine remedies and effective settlement.


This course consists of 4 workshops. Each workshop deals with an area of the Discrimination Ordinance and instructor will deal with principles, case laws and settlement procedures including complaints, mediation and remedies of each of them.


Course Code : 13B-PE23
Date(s) : 13/3/2014
Time : 1415 - 1715 (3 Hours)
Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, HK
Target Participants : Social workers, leaders of self-help organizations and any persons who may aspire to be an equal opportunity advocate
Class Size : 40
Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Fee : HKD 490.00
    HKD 440.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Early Bird Fee : HKD 400.00 (Payment on or before 20/02/2014 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Enquiries : 2876 2470 or [email protected]
Speaker(s) :
Mr. WONG , Derry
Mr. Wong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Laws Degree and the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws. He has over 25 years of practice as barrister and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He served as a bilingual counsel in law drafting and taught laws in the City University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Chong Chan Yau
Mr Chong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master Degree in Information System. He is currently the Director of the English Learning Service Provider, EL 2100, the President of the Hong Kong Blind Union, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, Chairman of the Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong and Chairman of Carbon Care Asia. He has served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government, Executive Director of Oxfam Hong Kong, and Director of the HKU Student Development of the Centre for Development and Resources for Students.


"Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme" does not apply to this course. For other financial support, please click HERE .