With the recent challenges in Hong Kong with the novel Coronavirus, many law firms have instituted a work from home policy for lawyers and staff in Hong Kong. Government and other institutions have also followed suit. Solicitors and Registered Foreign Lawyers in Hong Kong are either working remotely outside of Hong Kong or are working from their own home on a laptop or PC.
Within larger law firms, face to face training has been cancelled until the situation resolves, and many presentations for CPD and RME credit have been cancelled or postponed. Even the Law Society of Hong Kong announced recently that they will cancel their public CPD and RME courses, and have cancelled all Core Courses for Non Principal Solicitors, Core Course for Principals and Core Course and First Elective Courses for Trainees until such time it can be rescheduled.
This presents a problem for many legal professionals in Hong Kong: how can I earn my CPD and RME requirements and Core Course requirements with live training being cancelled? October 31st is the deadline every year and requirements need to be met.
Legal Beagle was founded in 2017 to offer a solution to lawyers in Hong Kong who wish to have affordable, convenient and high quality CPD, RME, CLE and legal training whether they work in large law firms, are solo practitioners or work in smaller law firms. We assist lawyers and law firms in two major ways.
First, we offer the largest video library of online legal training accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong. We offer online Risk Management Education (RME) elective courses, online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and an assortment of online well-being for lawyers courses and online compliance training courses that are interesting and informative.
Second, we empower law firms that wish to have their own e-learning platform the ability to create a bespoke platform and online CPD and online RME courses accredited by the Law Society of Hong Kong. This allows more custom and specific training to be available to their solicitors and foreign lawyers that is tailored to particular practice areas.
Last but not least, law firms that wish to create a bespoke platform can use it for client and alumni access on practice area updates, business development and online wellbeing training for the greater legal community.