Empowering Students and Communities

Big Ways . Small Ways campaign

The campaign takes funds that the firm would have spent on campus giveaways and donates it to non-profit organisations instead. Since 2016, Deacons’ Big Ways . Small Ways campaign, as part of the graduate recruitment efforts, provides an alternative to traditional branded giveaways at campus recruiting events. Each year, a non-profit organisation receives money the firm would otherwise spend on campus giveaways.

Over the past years, the campaign directly supported the following organisations and their educational initiatives:

  • HOPE Worldwide, a charity, instead used the donated funds to support over 240 hours of after school tuition, attended by over 1,600 children from disadvantaged families.
  • Read-Cycling used the donated funds to provide Green Reading Coupons to over 100 under-privileged children and their neighbours for book hunting at the warehouse of the non-profit organisation.
  • The Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities used the donated funds to support over 400 hours of motor muscle and coordination training for children with specific learning disabilities in Hong Kong, particularly those who experience difficulties in reading and writing.
  • The Pathways Foundation used the donated funds to provide subject assessments for children with dyslexia from underprivileged families.
  • SoCO used the donated funds to provide less privileged children SIM Cards to facilitate their online learning. With the SIM Cards, underprivileged students, in particular those living in sub-divided flats and old buildings where high speed internet broadband access is limited, will be able to continue to learn even though they cannot physically be in school during challenging or emergency times.

Inspiring College Students

We partner with local universities to develop pre-law apprenticeship programmes for high school students. The way lawyers work is changing, therefore we need to empower students who are interested in law with professional skills and credentials they need for a future career in the legal services industry while at the same time helping to build the legal talent pool.

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Cultivating Young Talent

At Deacons, we provide resources and opportunities for university students and graduates to prepare for their life beyond the classroom.

Every year we welcome interns and apprentices, helping them gain job experience and develop different skills. They are part of our long-lasting recruitment efforts and commitment. They are our future.

  • Four unique student hiring programmes are currently running at the firm.
  • Around 57% of the 2020 internship class identify as women.
  • More than 70 students have received scholarships from Deacons Prize in Law for Young Leaders and Deacons Prize in Law since its inception.
  • Our internship applications came from over 30 different universities in 2020.

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