During the first practice year, a trainee solicitor has to complete the trainee solicitors’ core courses consisting of two half-day modules. During the second practice year, a trainee solicitor shall complete a compulsory first elective for trainee solicitors consisting of two half-day modules and then not less than 3 hours of RME electives within every subsequent practice year. You may find upcoming trainee solicitors’ core course at the Hong Kong Academy of Law website.
If you commence your trainee solicitor contract on 15 August 2018. As there are less than 100 days between 15 August 2018 and 31 October 2018, the first practice year is an exempted practice year and you will not be required to complete the trainee solicitors’ core courses on or before 31 October 2018. However, you must complete the core courses on or before 31 October 2019 and the compulsory first elective by the end of your trainee solicitor contract.
Please see more information of legal CPD and RME on the Law Society of Hong Kong website.