1. Basic Legal Knowledge

  2. Procedures during criminal hearings

  3. Juvenile Court

  4. Arresting procedure, my rights and obligations

  5. Free or subsidized legal assistance

  6. Protection for victims

  7. Punishment and sentencing options

  8. Criminal records and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance

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Tel-Law Scheme

The Tel-Law Scheme is run by the Duty Lawyer Service. It provides members of the public with free taped legal information by telephone. It is a 24-hour automatic answering service which provides tapes on more than 70 topics in Cantonese, Putonghua and English. This Scheme does not provide any legal advice upon which one should act, but provides only a brief introduction on the particular legal topic. The topics are divided into 8 groups, namely:

  1. Family Law
  2. Land Law and Tenancy Law
  3. Criminal Law
  4. Employment Law
  5. Commercial, Banking and Sales of Goods
  6. Administrative and Constitutional Law
  7. Environmental Law and Tort
  8. General Legal Information

To listen to the tapes, you may dial either 2521 3333 or 25228018 and follow the instructions to select the required tape. You may also listen to the tapes or read the scripts of the tapes via the internet at the Duty Lawyer Service's website.

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