Be a Speaker |

Be a Speaker is devoted to offering the best legal education content possible. If you, or someone you can recommend, have a topic you would like to share please read on.

We offer:

  • Increased exposure of you, your firm and your expertise to Canada's legal community.
  • A channel to promote your expertise and information to your client base.
  • $5,000 in royalties paid directly to you, or donated, on your behalf, to a charity of your choice.

You do not need to be a lawyer to be a speaker. The goal is to provide legal professionals with timely information to make them better lawyers, specifically better at serving their clients.

Talks can be substantive or professionalism and must be at least 30 minutes in length.

For “Professionalism Hours” we submit an agenda for accreditation; once approved we schedule your talk at a time and location convenient for you. For “Substantive Hours”, we simply need to schedule your talk at a time and location convenient for you.

We are promoting both presentation and interview style (conversation with a colleague) sessions.

Taping Locations

We can schedule talks in the Greater Toronto Area, Kingston, ON, and Ottawa, ON. If you reside outside of our taping locations please contact us so we may arrange external taping.


Speakers will be paid via a royalty for each of their program videos to a maximum payment of $5,000 after CPDonline recovers the first $1,000.

Speakers maintain ownership of their intellectual property.

Video Prices

  • 1.5 credits (1.5 hours) - $119.00
  • 1.25 credits (1.25 hours) - $109.00
  • 1.0 credit (one hour program) - $99
  • 0.75 credit (45 minute program) - $89
  • 0.50 credit (30 minute program) - $79

Substantive Topics

These are topics that fall within your practice area, and are helpful to lawyers who also practice in the same or similar area. Substantive topics are not the basics that any and every other lawyer in your practice area would already know. Rather substantive topics are:

  • Tips or strategies on a particularly challenging procedure or element of law
  • Areas of personal specialty
  • Your best lectures on a particular point of law
  • Rules and procedures (recent or coming soon) that will impact lawyers in your field
  • Recent decisions
  • Changes to the law
  • Disciplinary cases and their consequences
  • Research articles
  • By-laws
  • Canadian reported cases and/or from other jurisdictions

No outline is required for Substantive topics

Professionalism Topics

These are topics that fall outside your practice area, and are helpful for all lawyers. These topics may include Client Service and Communication, File Management, Financial Management, Technology, Professional Management, Time Management, Personal Management, and/or Closing Down Your Practice. These topics are elaborated on in the LSUC’s Practice Management Guidelines.

Professionalism content must be accredited by the law society.

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