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CPD-Jurisdictional Allowances

Continuing Professional Development, CPD

On-demand videos are quickly becoming the preferred format for convenient access to required CPD content. CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are accredited by the provincial societies. CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos count towards some or all of the required hours in most jurisdictions.

From the following, please find your society’s video allowance. The information is believed to be accurate at the time of posting; please consult your society’s website for up-to-date information.

Alberta

Each Lawyer in Alberta must make an annual CPD plan, make annual CPD declarations and must complete his/her CPD plan.

Individual legal professionals decide on the content of his/her CPD plan.

All CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards CPD plans in Alberta.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety.ab.ca/lawyers/cpd.aspx

British Columbia

Each lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD, of which 2 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, client communications, professional responsibility or practice management. New members: completed bar admission in the reporting year are exempt for the CPD requirement for that year.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards BC’s CPD requirement. Our programs are listed in the BC law society’s portal.

Lawyers must view content in the presence of another lawyer or articling student to count towards their CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/page.cfm?cid=18&t=Continuing-Professional-Development-(CPD)

Manitoba

Each lawyer must complete one hour of eligible CPD for each month or part of a month during which the lawyer maintains active practicing status. Lawyers who maintain active practicing status for three or more months must complete as part of their total CPD hours 1.5 hours of eligible CPD activities related to ethics, professional responsibility or practice management (Professionalism). The Law Society of Manitoba does not accredit eligible CPD activities. Each lawyer determines if a particular activity is an eligible CPD activity based on the lawyer's particular circumstances.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Manitoba’s CPD requirement if viewed with another and discussed.

To include the activity towards their CPD requirement Manitoba lawyers must view and discuss the video with another lawyer, articling student or support staff.

For audio only: the discussion time after listening is an eligible activity.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety.mb.ca/education/CPD-requirements

New Brunswick

Each Lawyer requires 12 hours of CPD annually.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos may be eligible towards New Brunswick’s CPD requirement. Each Lawyer must submit an Activity Approval Request to the Law Society after completing a video.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety-barreau.nb.ca/emain.asp?794

Northwest Territories

Each lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD, of which 2 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics or practice management.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards NWT’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety.nt.ca/membership/cpd/

Nova Scotia

Each Lawyer must complete 12 hours of qualifying CPD annually. Lawyers decide for themselves which CPD content is relevant to their practice. Each must report his/her CPD activities in their Annual Lawyer Report.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos and mp3 audio are eligible towards Nova Scotia’s CPD requirement.

For more information on which CPD activities qualify, please visit http://nsbs.org/for_lawyers/professional_development

For the NSBS's listing of upcoming CPD events of interest, see http://nsbs.org/events-

Nunavut

Each lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD, of which 2 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, client communications, professional responsibility or practice management.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Nunavut’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit http://lawsociety.nu.ca-

Ontario

Each lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD, of which 3 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, client communications, professional responsibility or practice management.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Ontario’s CPD requirement. Any and all CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos can be counted towards the 9 hours of Substantive content. Only courses annotated as “Professionalism” can be counted towards Professionalism hours. Lawyers and paralegals can view up to 6 hours of on-demand video without a colleague present. Beyond 6 hours of video viewing, they must view in the presence of a colleague.

For more information, please visit http://rc.lsuc.on.ca/jsp/cpd/index.jsp

To log your CPD hours, access your LSUC portal herehttps://portal.lsuc.on.ca/wps/portal/custom_login_en

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Prince Edward Island

Each lawyer must complete 24 hours of CPD within a 2 year period, of which 4 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, client communications, professional responsibility or practice management.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards PEI’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit http://www.lspei.pe.ca/continuing_education.php-

Quebec

Each lawyer must complete 30 hours of CPD.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Quebec’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit http://www.barreau.qc.ca/avocats/formation-continue/obligatoire/faq.html?Langue=en

Saskatchewan

Each Lawyer must complete 36 hours of which 6 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, client communications, professional responsibility or practice management. Upon viewing a video you must submit a law society 
cpd application for approval.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Saskatchewan’s CPD requirement upon approval.

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsociety.sk.ca/continuing-professional-development/cpd-program/program-overview/-

Yukon

Each Lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD annually. These 12 hours can be in any area of “Substantive” or “Professionalism” content.

CPDHouse-P.D.L.E.S. videos are eligible towards Yukon’s CPD requirement

For more information, please visit http://www.lawsocietyyukon.com/