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Jurisdictional Allowances

Continuing Professional Development, CPD

On demand videos are quickly becoming the preferred format for convenient access to required CPD content. CPDonline.ca videos are accredited by the provincial societies. CPDonline.ca videos count towards some or all of the required hours in most jurisdictions.

Below please find your society’s video allowance. The information is believed to be accurate at time of posting, but 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 CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards CPD plans in Alberta.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of Alberta website.

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.

CPDonline.ca 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 the Law Society of BC website.

Manitoba

Each lawyer must complete one hour of eligible CPD for each month or part of a month during which the lawyer maintains active practising status. Lawyers who maintain active practising 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.

CPDonline.ca 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 the Law Society of Manitoba website.

New Brunswick

CPDonline.ca videos may be eligible towards New Brunswick’s CPD requirement. Each Lawyer must submit an Activity Approval Request [PDF] to the Law Society.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of New Brunswick webiste.

Newfoundland and Labrador

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Northwest Territories

Each lawyer must complete 12 hours of CPD, of which 2 hours must be “Professionalism”: ethics, or practice management during each membership year (April 1st to March 31st). CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards NWT’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of the Northwest Territories website

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.

CPDonline.ca videos and mp3 audio are eligible towards Nova Scotia’s CPD requirement.

For more information on which CPD activities qualify, please visit the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society webiste.

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.

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards Nunavut’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of Nunavut website.

Ontario

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

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards Ontario’s CPD requirement. Any and all CPDonline.ca 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 the LSUC website.

To log your CPD hours, access your LSUC portal.

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.

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards PEI’s CPD requirement.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of PEI website.

Quebec

Each lawyer must complete 30 hours of CPD.

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards Quebec’s CPD requirement.

The Activity Number for all Professionalism content is 10017364.

For more information, please visit the Barreau du Québec website.

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.

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards Saskatchewan’s CPD requirement upon approval.

For more information, please visit the Law Society of Saskatchewan website.

Yukon

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

CPDonline.ca videos are eligible towards Yukon’s CPD requirement

For more information, please visit the Law Society of the Yukon website.