Once you have graduated from law school and passed the bar examination you are a qualified lawyer who can practice law at any time within the country where you became a qualified lawyer. Some of you might choose to become government lawyers while some seek to become lawyers belonging to law firms with a good reputation.

Whatever career choice you make you have to sill gain legal education to stay relevant to the field as a professional with a good knowledge about what is going on. You have to fulfill a certain Continual Professional Development or CPD score for each practice year through following certain legal classes of your choice. There are institutions who offer such classes. First of all see which institution comes with the following features.

Classes Offered by the Institution

Since you are going to go this institution to get some legal education the first feature which it should have is a range of interesting and relevant legal classes for those who are interested. For example, if there is an institution which can provide HKIAC mediation or Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre approved classes and seminars on mediation, you should go ahead and use that opportunity.

Duration of Classes

You have to also see the duration of the classes and the time the classes or seminars are held. You cannot sign up for something which is held at a time you cannot attend. Therefore, just because you are interested in a class or a seminar do not go ahead unless you can attend them. However, if this is something important even your firm will allow you to attend it even if it is during office hours on a work day.

CPD Coverage

You have to also see what kind of CPD points coverage is provided by these classes or seminars conducted by these educational institutions. For example, if a certain institution has a HKMAAL course they will put how many CPD points will be offered to such a class. Also, you have to see whether these CPD points are accepted legally by your company or the bar association.

Presenters

The presenters who are going to be conducting these classes or seminars are an important factor to consider too. They should be people involved in the legal field with years of experience in working in the field.

If a professional legal education institution comes with all of these features you can go ahead and choose them to continue your studies. Your time spent with them will not go to waste.