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ckl18 2013-6-12 12:14

Once in a while, I heard about some mid career changers becoming barristers. Some of them are celebrities like Yung Jing Jing, Wong Kam Sang (Chiu Nga G's husband), and that govt doctor that took one year off on paid leave to complete the pupilage. They made it sound so easy to even find barristers willing to take you under their wings. Is it that their star power has made it easy? Or is it that the legal profession is indeed so accommodative to mid career changers? Any thoughts?

HKOzLaw 2013-6-12 17:49

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Once in a while, I heard about some mid career changers becoming barristers. Some of them are celebrities like Yung Jing Jing, Wong Kam Sang (Chiu Nga G's husband), and that govt doctor that took one  ... [/quote]

Entertainers like Money Lo becoming a barrister or Yung Jing Jing (Mary Jean Reimer) becoming a solicitor who made a career change at a mature age can be thankful to:

1. they belong to the older generation and it was much easier to get into legal profession at that time.  I would assume there is no way they can make it now due to the high academic barriers imposed (ie. PCLL).

2. connections, connections and connections.    黑白二道。 I mean the darker side.

3. hearsay (according to some schoolmates) - sleeping around?

However, you do not need to belong to the above two or three categories combined if your parents/family are/is rich and well connected, the sky is the limit.

jimbo86 2013-6-13 10:32

one person mentioned above did sadly caused another person to jump to his untimely passing away, but was exonerated later on.

one other dude did possessed a pharmacy degree from canada, i take he is a real mcCoy though.
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