This course is designed to raise awareness of the most common issues relating to bribery and corruption that national and international law firms may face. The course:
The Anti-Bribery and Corruption Course contains a number of realistic audio and video scenarios, which speak to the day-to-day life of people working in law firms and show how easily bribery and corruption can occur. The course includes audio narration throughout and may include content customised to each firm’s internal policies and procedures.
Since law firms deal with data concerning both clients and employees, it is crucial that all members of the firm are familiar with their roles and responsibilities relating to data protection.
This course gives an in-depth review of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (or “PDPO”), which contains six important data protection Principles:
• Principle 1 - Data collection
• Principle 2 - Accuracy and retention
• Principle 3 - Data use, including transfer
• Principle 4 - Data security
• Principle 5 - Openness
• Principle 6 - Data subject access and correction rights
The course also provides background on Office of the Privacy Commissioner which oversees compliance with and enforcement of the provisions and Principles of the PDPO. As such, the Privacy Commissioner released three Codes of Practice that are also reviewed in this course:
• Identity Card Numbers and other Personal Identifiers;
• Consumer Credit Data; and
• Human Resource Management.
Your professional reputation and the reputation of the firm can be enhanced or diminished depending on how you deal with personal data or information.
This Hong Kong Risk Management Course is intended to raise awareness of the typical risks that law firms face and provide suggestions and guidance on how those risks can be better managed.
In Module 2, we will focus on looking at some of the risk issues concerning conflicts and confidentiality, including multi-jurisdictional aspects.
In Module 3, we will look at the various steps involved in the process of client engagement and their importance from a risk management perspective.
In Module 4, we will consider the various ways in which problems can arise before, during and at the completion of doing work for a client; and how you can prevent these problems and the risks they carry.
This course contains several case studies based on actual events. As you review them, ask yourself: "How would I have stopped this happening in our firm?" Remember: risk management is a culture, not an event.
The OCC Hong Kong Email@Risk Course is an important piece of training for lawyers and their staff working in Hong Kong and international practices. The course gives a complete overview of how email has become an invaluable and indispensable business tool, while at the same time presenting a range of challenges and potential pitfalls which can be costly to firms and individuals alike. Too many professionals have been caught out by incorrect usage of email, resulting in embarrassment to themselves and their firm, dismissals and even legal action. The course content therefore stresses the importance of building and maintaining a risk management culture in every law firm.
The core content is comprised of the following modules:
Module 2: The Risks Are Real – This module highlights the risks of email usage and debunks some common myths, while providing practical solutions for using email and the internet at work. It also contains a helpful review of information security and the relevant data protection legislation in Hong Kong.
Module 3: Email Content – This module offers a look at what should and should not be in the content of your email.
Module 4: Email Tips – This module explores common errors made by email users and suggests some simple guidelines for the avoidance of costly email mistakes. It also introduces helpful guidance for the use of email on mobile devices, as well as general password protection tips.
There are real-life media examples throughout all three core modules that highlight the very real dangers of misusing email and how doing so can have very negative and very public consequences. The articles are a further reinforcement of the need to create, build and maintain a risk management culture in every firm.