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The Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador administers a Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) Program whereby all practicing members are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of eligible continuing professional development activities annually. The requirements related to the Mandatory CPD Program are set out in rule 6.17.

Members who maintain practicing status but are not engaged in the practice of law due to parental leave or a leave of absence due to medical reasons may seek an exemption from the CPD requirements to a maximum of 1.25 hours for every full calendar month in which they are on leave from practice in a calendar year by submitting a request to the Director using the CPD exemption form.

The goal of the Mandatory CPD Program is to provide high-quality legal education programs which assist in keeping our members current and competent. Lawyers in Newfoundland and Labrador continue to be enthusiastic and interested in Continuing Professional Development and they continue to support our programming by their excellent attendance, positive feedback, and suggestions for future programs. We will continue to offer relevant, practical and useful programs in future to benefit our members.

The Law Society relies on the contributions of volunteer lawyers, judges and other professionals who give freely of their time and talents, as presenters at our seminars, in order to enhance the knowledge and professional standards of our practitioners. The committee is greatly appreciative of these contributions and impressed with the excellence and enthusiasm of our presenters.

CPD seminars available for purchase

Should you wish to purchase a recording of a past CPD seminar, please email your request to the Administrative Assistant (Admissions & Education). A list of seminars available for purchase can be found here: CPD seminars available for purchase.