The Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong (SAMLAW) is formed by a group of enthusiastic solicitors to promote and enhance the common interests and the competitiveness of Hong Kong small and medium sized law firms in the legal service market in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Individual is weak but individuals are strong.
SAMLAW has a very strong connection in the Mainland and is expecting to help its members to explore legal business opportunities in the Mainland. SAMLAW also provides members with benefits and services such as free CPD/RME courses, free professional advertisements, tutorial services equipping members to explore the legal service market in the Mainland, legal assistance from the associated law associations and law firms in the Mainland and mutual support under the Legal Practitioners’ Assistance Scheme. It is the goal of SAMLAW to provide mutual support and assistance to its members and small and medium sized law firms in Hong Kong. SAMLAW is a platform for members to have their professional practice hand in hand towards the road of success.
SAMLAW is the first association established to help small and medium law firms in Hong Kong. Do join SAMLAW and work together for the mutual benefit and common interest of small and medium sized law firms in Hong Kong.
Societies Ordinance (Chapter 151)
The Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong
1.1 The name of the Association is “The Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong 香港中小型律師行協會” (hereafter called “the Association”).
2. Registered office
2.1 The Registered office of the Association will be situated in Hong Kong.
3. 1The Association is a professional association for small and medium-sized law firms and legal practitioners in Hong Kong. The objects for which the Association is established are to:
3.2 promote the common interests of Hong Kong small and medium-sized law firms in the legal profession;
3.3 enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong small and medium-sized law firms in Hong Kong and the Mainland;
3.4 promote legal services of Hong Kong small and medium-sized law firms to the Mainland and overseas markets;
3.5 establish an assistance scheme offering mutual support and assistance to the legal practitioners in Hong Kong;
3.6 articulate the views of small and medium-sized law firms in Hong Kong;
3.7 campaign on issues important to small and medium-sized law firms in Hong Kong;
3.8 foster exchanges, friendship and collaboration between Hong Kong and Mainland legal professionals;
3.9 promote the potential and gain recognition of the contribution of Hong Kong small and medium-sized law firms to the legal, social and economic developments of Hong Kong; and
3.10 do all such other lawful acts as the Association shall consider to be incidental or conducive to the furtherance of the above objects.
4.1 Qualification for membership shall be laid down by the Association from time to time;
4.2 The Association may at any time and from time to time create any class or classes of members and unless otherwise determined by the Association, the membership of the Association shall consist of Fellow Members with voting rights and Ordinary Members with no voting rights approved by the Executive Committee of the Association;
4.3 The founding members of the Association shall be the Fellow Members with voting rights;
4.4 The Association may require members of different classes to pay subscription(s) and/or membership fee(s) for such amount(s) and in such manner(s) as the Association shall from time to time think fit;
4.5 Procedures of admitting members of any class shall be determined by written resolution of the First Executive Committee; and
4.6 Membership of the Association shall not be transferrable.
5. The Executive Committee
5.1 The Executive Committee is the governing body of the Association responsible for the external and internal affairs of the Association. The Executive Committee shall further determine the admission and termination of the membership and the respective rights, privileges and obligations of the members with each class and the rules applicable to the various classes of membership;
5.2 The First Executive Committee shall consist of the Founding President, Secretary and Treasurer to be elected by the Fellow Members with voting rights. The First Executive Committee shall decide on the term of service of the Executive Committee and its re-election;
5.3 The second and the subsequent Executive Committees shall consist of the Founding President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by the Fellow Members with voting rights; and
5.4 The rules and proceedings of the Executive Committee meetings shall be determined by the First Executive Committee.
6. Alteration and Interpretation of the Constitution