The Hong Kong Bar Association has mapped out some bold new steps, but not in a courtroom or stuffy chambers. Rather, lawyers will in this case likely be feeling a breeze of their faces.
That will come with the association hosting the first-ever Hong Kong Legal Walk to raise funds for four charities: the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, the Changing Young Lives Foundation, the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims, and HELP For Domestic Workers.
The event was scheduled for March 27, but that date was dropped because of a concern about a clash with the chief executive election. We'll learn the revised date today when the association provides a briefing on the event.
But we do know that leading off the way from Tai Koo Shing to Central will be the sprightly 83-year-old Lord Phillips, a non-permanent judge in the Court of Final Appeal.
The 1,600-member association aims to step up the image of the legal profession with the event.