CPD Programs

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CPD, or Continuing Professional Development, is defined by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) as the maintenance and enhancement of a lawyer’s professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and ethics throughout the individual’s career. As of January 1, 2011, every lawyer licensed to practise in Ontario must complete 12 hours of CPD each year, including a minimum of three Professionalism Hours devoted to topics of ethics, professionalism and/or practice management and up to nine Substantive Hours.

NEW CPD REQUIREMENT

Between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020, lawyers and paralegals must complete a total of 3 Professionalism Hours that focus on advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the lawyer and paralegal professions. Each year thereafter, lawyers and paralegals must complete 1 Professionalism Hour that addresses equality, diversity and inclusion topics. These hours count towards the 3 Professionalism Hours required each year.

Professionalism Hours, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours must be accredited by the Law Society. See CPD Accreditation Process for more information.

The late fee increased to $200 for lawyers and paralegals who do not complete their CPD Hours or who fail to report their CPD through the Law Society Portal by December 31. See the Audit and Finance Committee Report to Convocation for more information.

2021 FALL/WINTER CPD PROGRAMS

Click on the 2021 Fall -Winter CPD Schedule to view
Click on the 2021 Fall-Winter CPD Registration Form