主持人：Jim Gould and Jenny Lam
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8:30am-9:15am: proposed legal aid reform
8:30am-9:15am: Michael Davis, Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington; Former Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong
8:30am-9:00am: Priscilla Leung, Business and Professionals Alliance lawmaker and Associate Professor of City University’s School of Law
9:00am-9:15am: Lawrence Ma, Chairman, Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation
9:15am-9:30am: new marine species
9:15am-9:30am: Qiu Jianwen, Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University
On Tuesday's Backchat: Proposed legal aid reform; and discovery of new marine species.
Legco’s Legal Service Panel will examine a government paper proposing that legal aid recipients in criminal cases will no longer be able to choose their own lawyers, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The planned revamp came after lawmakers said the system had been abused.
In future, the Director of Legal Aid would assign lawyers to defendants, and nominations would only be accepted in cases such as when the lawyer concerned had already represented the defendant in lower courts.
The paper also proposed lowering the quotas of legal aid cases that lawyers can undertake, and further limiting the number of judicial review cases they can take on.
After 9.15am, we’ll be discussing the discovery of new marine life species in Hong Kong waters.
主持人：Jim Gould and Jenny Lam
8:30am-9:15am: sports facilities
8:30am-9:15am: Kam Man-fung (in photo), Executive Committee Member, New People's Party
8:30am-9:15am: David Greaves, Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union
8:30am-9:15am: Patrick Lau, Professor, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Baptist University
9:15am-9:30am: new hiking trail
9:15am-9:30am: Martin Williams, author of The 25 Best Day Walks in Hong Kong
On Friday's Backchat: sports facilities; and new hiking trail.
A consultancy report for the Home Affairs Bureau says Hong Kong will be facing a shortage of sports facilities in the future.
Based on an estimation of the population for 2026 – it says the territory will be short of a number of facilities including 49 indoor multipurpose sports centers, three football and rugby pitches, four track and field stadiums, and three outdoor tennis courts to host competitions and training sessions.
After our success at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the current focus on the National Games, how should we further promote sport?
After 9:15am, we’re looking at the new Kat O Heritage Trail, in order to mark the 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark.