- To attain and maintain a reputation for excellence in law reform, both internationally and in Hong Kong.
- To present proposals for reform which make the law in Hong Kong more effective, more accessible, and more in tune with the community's needs.
- To engage the public in the law reform process, and to arouse public interest in that process by the dissemination of law reform material and by effective communication with the community.
- Quality research
- Community involvement
- Effective communication