Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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Continuing Professional Development (LawPro and Law Society)

All of the 311 Jarvis Open Bar Series programs and all of the North Toronto Family Court Education Committee programs qualify for substantive hours. That is, if the program does not get specific Professionalism Hours, then the 1.5 hours for each program can be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Programs accredited by the Law Society for Professionalism Hours and the New Member Requirement:

Please note that, at the time of posting, Professionalism hours may not yet have been approved. Check back regularly for updates to Professionalism accreditation.

Please note the specific # of hours accredited:

March 28, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Litigants with Mental Health Issues"

This program may be claimed for 1.0 Professionalism hours and 0.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

March 06, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Call to Action: Applying Gladue in Youth and Child Protection Cases"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Professionalism hours toward total CPD requirements.

January 17, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Topics in Evidence"

This program may be claimed for 0.5 Professionalism hours toward total CPD requirements.

December 05, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series
"Client Management"

This program may be claimed for 1.75 Professionalism hours toward total CPD requirements.

November 15, 2016
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Top 10 Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Professionalism hours toward total CPD requirements.

November 07, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar 
"Determining Income for Guideline Purposes"

This program may be claimed for 45 Professionalism minutes and 1 hour Substantive toward total CPD requirements.

September 19, 2016
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Show Me the Money"

This program may be claimed for 0.5 Professionalism toward total CPD requirements.

April 04, 2016
311 Jarvis Education Program 
"The Amended Summary Judgement Rule"

This program may be claimed for 30 Professionalism minutes and 1 hour 15 minutes of Substantive content toward total CPD requirements.

March 29, 2016
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Great Expectations: How to Manage Your Client"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Professionalism hours toward total CPD requirements.

March 07, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series
"What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Family Responsibility Office!"

This program may be claimed for 0.5 Professionalism and 1.25 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

Programs that are not yet accredited for Professionalism hours or for the New Member Requirement but which you can claim towards your Substantive Hours requirement.

Please note that, at the time of posting, Professionalism hours may not yet have been approved. Check back regularly for updates to Professionalism accreditation.

Please note the specific # of hours accredited:

November 7, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Trials and Appeals"

Please check back for Professionalism and Substantive hours which can be claimed for this event.

September 19, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Rule 1 Focused Hearings"

Please check back for Professionalism and Substantive hours which can be claimed for this event.

June 05, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Assessments"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

May 29, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"When Lives Change" - Motions to Change in CLRA and CFSA Proceedings

Please check back for Professionalism and Substantive hours which can be claimed for this event.

May 01, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Professor Thompson on the Law of Expert Evidence"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

April 03, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Motions: What You Need To Know"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

February 06, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Motherisk 2"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

January 09, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"The Year In Review"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

September 26, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar 
"Examination/Cross-Examination"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

June 06, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar 
"Professor Rollie Thompson and the Law of Privilege"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

May 16, 2016
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Organizing Trials: It Starts at Day One"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

May 13, 2016
Ontario Bar Association 
"Advanced Issues in Child Protection"

This program may be claimed for up to 4 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

May 02, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series
"The Honourable Susan Lang and The Motherisk Review"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

February 01, 2016
311 Jarvis Open Bar Series 
"Defining the Limits of Parental Rights"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements.

LawPro

Programs accredited by Law Pro as one of the programs that count towards your application for the $50 annual premium credit:

This section is in the process of being updated.

Updating Your CPD on the Law Society’s Portal

The Law Society has restructured the update portion of the Portal. Instead of 4 options under Update My CPD, there are now 2:

  • Professionalism Program/Content
  • Substantive Program/Content

Professionalism Program/Content replaces Accredited Program – LSUC and Accredited Program – Other Provider. Now all professionalism programs can be searched in one place. Substantive Program/Content replaces Non-Accredited Program – LSUC and Non-Accredited – Other Provider. Both are now based on free form entry.

The Law Society’s quick reference guide below will help you in entering their CPD Hours in the LSUC Portal.
LSUC Portal Update – The ABCs of CPD (pdf)

If You Miss a Program

If you are unable to attend in person, the program will be available shortly on video download and on DVD, with materials in electronic form, by order from the LAOLAW website: Learning Opportunities at www.research.legalaid.on.ca/login.html. You will need your solicitor number to log on to the LAO LAW website. Viewing of this filmed program by 2 or more lawyers and/or paralegals may be counted towards 1.5 hours of substantive CPD.