Technology Usage and Cybersecurity Risks in the Legal Industry – From the Perspectives of Cybersecurity Risk Advisory and Forensics Firm

16 Oct 2019 - Wed / 1 day / 2:30pm - 4:30pm / Seminar Room, Wisma MCA 163 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

This course aims to demystify the hype of Legal Tech and provide an overview of the different categories of technological solutions increasingly adopted by law firms around the world.

Highlight: This event has been cancelled.
Member: RM 90
Members admitted from 1 July 2011: RM 70
Law Student: RM 50
Pupil in Chambers: RM 50
Non-Member: RM 180
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD: Legal Learning Lab
CPD Points: 2
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This course aims to demystify the hype of Legal Tech and provide an overview of the different categories of technological solutions increasingly adopted by law firms around the world.

Additionally, we will also be covering the cybersecurity risks that are prevalent in the legal industry and what you can do to better protect your organisation.

On completion of this course, participants would have :

  • An overview of the different categories of Legal Tech solutions
  • Explanation on how each category of solution may be applicable to your organisation and the benefits you can derive from them
  • Highlight with real life examples on cybersecurity risks that law firms are increasingly facing
  • Suggest some steps your organisation can take to mitigate these cybersecurity risks.


Tan Kah Leong has a Masters Degree in Computer/Software Engineering. He has extensive experience in conducting due diligence on technologies companies in the field of advance technologies such as machine learning, AI and IOTs as part of M&A.

He offers over a decade of experience in forensic technology and information security, having spent years in a Swiss bank and digital investigation companies perfecting his craft. His extensive Forensic Technology skills include developing new methodology to review OS and application artifacts from user-related activities, and providing affidavit and acting as an expert witness in court.

Derek Kiong has over 30 years working with systems software including software to build/run software such as compilers and operating systems. He has also taught software development using Java, .NET and open source Linux technologies in undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Derek also assisted ISPs in Singapore to get started with providing internet connectivity to public subscribers.Derek has over 20 years of experience as Expert Witness for IT-related investigations and legal proceedings.

Terms and Conditions

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.

For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.


Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
  • No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


The personal information that you provide to the Bar Council, whether now or in the future, may be used, recorded, stored, disclosed or otherwise processed by or on behalf of the Bar Council for the purposes of facilitation and organisation of this event, research and audit, maintenance of a participant database for the promotion of this event, and such ancillary services as may be relevant.


  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
  • No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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