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:

September 19, 2017
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"IT"S TIME TO FOCUS: Focused Hearings"

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

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.

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 13, 2018
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Effective Use of the Family Law Rules"

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

September 17, 2018
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Adolescent/Youth Issues in Family Law"

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

June 4, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Professor Rollie Thompson"

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

May 29, 2018
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"How to Survive in Family Law - Dealing with Clients; Judges; Your Practice; and Your Personal Health"

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

May 7, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Applying Gladue to Indigenous Child Protection Cases,
Part 2"

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

April 9, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Rule 15 Motions to Change"

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

March 27, 2018
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Introduction to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017"

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

March 5, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Charter Challenges and Issues in Family Law"

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

February 5, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Adolescent and Youth Issues"

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

January 23, 2018
North Toronto Family Court Education Committee
"Topics in Mobility: Mobility and Extra Provincial Custody and Access Issues"

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

January 8, 2018
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"The Year-in-Review"

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

December 4, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Stress, Burnout and Wellness in Family Law"

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

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.

November 6, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Bill 89: Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017"

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

October 19, 2017
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Chapter
"Advice from the Bench"

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

October 2, 2017
311 Jarvis Open Bar
"Update on Openness"

This program may be claimed for 1.5 Substantive hours toward total CPD requirements. Please check back regularly for updates to Professionalism accreditation.

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.

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.