HKU Faculty of Law warmly welcomes Mrs Patricia Ho who joins as a Principal Lecturer in the Clinical Legal Education Programme. Patricia is a public law practitioner who has been involved in many judicial review and personal injuries cases involving human trafficking and refugee matters, migrant worker rights, transgender rights, disability rights and child and family rights. She is the managing and founding partner of Patricia Ho & Associates and founder of the non-profit Hong Kong Dignity Institute.
Patricia is a co-author and presenter of the Crimes (Amendment) (Modern Slavery) Bill 2019 which has been introduced into Hong Kong Legislative Council in the same year. She regularly provides trainings and seminars to the NGO and legal community in Hong Kong on avenues to protect victims of human trafficking and forced labour. In 2018, she was a co-organiser and panelist at the International Conference on Combatting Human Trafficking. She is an advocate for a trauma-informed approach to client management. She was trained in Post Trauma Psychosocial and Mental Health Interventions for the Refugee Population, and in 2015, was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Symposium on Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Conflict-Induced Displaced Persons in Hong Kong. Patricia’s pro bono work has been recognized by the Law Society of Hong Kong through being awarded with the Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Gold Award for six consecutive years as well as the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award in 2017 and 2018.