The premiere source for convenient CPD for legal and finance professionals.

About

CPDonline.ca is an on-demand video site that allows lawyers and paralegals and finance professionals a convenient opportunity to access and view continuing professional development (CPD) content as required by their respective law societies and regulatory bodies.

Legal CPD videos cover Professionalism and Substantive topics and are between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours in length.

Quality content from eminent speakers is our goal: to this end we have partnered with The County of Carleton Law Association, The Toronto Lawyers Association, Middlesex Law Association, Frontenac Law Association, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, and some of Canada’s top law firms to source speakers and timely topics.

Our primary target market is small firms and sole practitioners that reside outside large urban centers. These smaller firms find it more difficult to access CLE events than their urban brethren. Our service provides them with an affordable, convenient alternative to attending events.

Principals

Paul Byrne

Paul Byrne, CEO, has a post graduate degree in curriculum design and adult education. He is a tenured professor of communications skills and has also been delivering professional development seminars to lawyers for over 11 years. He’s worked with most of the larger firms in Canada including many legal associations.

Vikram Varma

Vikram Varma, Vice-President, Finance, earned his PhD at Simon Fraser University. Vikram worked for several startups in the tech sector before completing his MBA in Finance at Queen’s University. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. Vikram is the CFO of PrintFleet, a global leader in print management solutions.  Previously, Vikram served as the executive Director of a Public Foundation where he was active in arranging seminars on legal issues in the charitable sector. Among other pursuits he has taught business at Queen's University in Kingston.

Paula Puddy

Paula Puddy, Business Development, is a lawyer and practised civil litigation at a large firm in London, Ontario. She subsequently obtained her MBA from the Ivey Business School. She taught pre-business at Western University for several years before founding Vantage Professional Development Inc. Vantage PD delivers business skills and productivity workshops to lawyers across Canada. She is also the Director of CPD for the Middlesex Law Association and organizes all of their in-person professional development programs. 

Video Production

Ali Reza

Ali Reza is the owner operator of Sunflake Films. With over a decade of experience producing corporate and business advertisements Sunflake can deliver the ads clients want - guaranteed. Sunflake does everything from Concept / Script / Filming / Editing, to Full Production.

Advisory Committee

Edith Bramwell

Edit Bramwell is the Legal Counsel of the Collective Bargaining Branch of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, one of Canada's largest public sector unions. Edith has practiced and researched in the field of labour law since 1993, following her clerkship at the Federal Court of Appeal. Her current practice is primarily focused on advocacy before the PSLRB, CIRB and Federal Court. In her private life, she has served on the boards of numerous organizations which promote social justice, equity and visible minority rights. Edith has also served as a legal member of the Criminal Code Review Board, and has represented union members in most Canadian Labour jurisdictions.

Philip Lapin

Philip Lapin is a Partner (Barrister and Solicitor, Patent and Trade-mark Agent) with Smart & Biggar, Canada's largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law.

Anne Weinstein

Anne Weinstein is a criminal defence lawyer and partner in the law firm Weinstein and Weinstein Criminal Lawyers in Ottawa, Ontario. She was called to the bar in 1998 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996. She received my LLM in Criminal Law and Procedure from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. She is a sessional professor at the University of Ottawa and teaches criminal law, evidence and trial advocacy. She was an associate crown attorney for two years in Scarborough, Ontario. She has prosecuted and defended a number of serious cases and does trial and appellate work.