Online program tracks continuing professional development
The online program to track lawyers' continuing professional development is now available on the Law Society’s website. Beginning January 1, 2009, members will be able to easily record and report their professional development online and receive individual progress reports periodically throughout the year.
This online resource provides lawyers with access to a listing of approved courses and educational activities. In addition to conventional classroom-based courses, many non-traditional educational programs have also been approved. Law firms' in-house training programs as well as the Law Society's Small Firm Practice Course and the online Practice Refresher Course have recently been added to the list.
The Law Society will continually expand the courses offered. Lawyers and course-providers are invited to submit requests for approval of courses and educational activities not already listed for CPD.
Effective January 1, 2009, all practising lawyers will be required to complete no fewer than 12 hours a year of continuing professional development in approved educational activities. Not less than two of the 12 hours must pertain to any combination of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and practice management.
Frequently asked questions about the Continuing Professional Development program are available here. For additional information, please contact the Member Services Department.