Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, was interviewed by the Hong Kong Lawyer Journal on “Face To Face with The Law Society Roll of Honour Inductee 2022”.
The Roll of Honour was established to give credit to legal professionals, who have, in the opinion of The Law Society’s Council, given such distinguished service to The Law Society or its Council, the development of the legal profession in Hong Kong or the practice of law, that their contribution warrants such recognition by The Law Society.
This year, two notable members of the legal community were admitted to the Roll of Honour – Huen Wong and Albert H.Y. Chen. In this cover feature, we get a closer look at their professional journey, experiences, inspirations, and future goals.
1. What does making it to the Roll of Honour of The Law Society of Hong Kong mean to you? Why is it significant for you?
AC: I was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984 after I completed my articled clerkship at the firm Johnson Stokes & Master (JSM). Most of my classmates in the law school of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) have become solicitors. And some of my best friends are solicitors. It is therefore the greatest honour for me to be admitted to The Law Society’s Roll of Honour, and to be in the company of some of the most distinguished solicitors in Hong Kong’s legal history.
2. Which areas or contributions of your work are you most proud of? Why?
AC: I have worked as a legal academic at HKU since 1984. I have tried my best to be a teacher of Hong Kong’s public law, to be a scholar of the legal systems and legal developments in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and to contribute to the management of the law school and the development of legal education in Hong Kong…
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