LSUC makes changes to CPD requirements

The Law Society of Upper Canada recognizes two new types of eligible activities in CPD requirements
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The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has announced changes to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirement, recognizing two new types of eligible activities.

Viewing archived webcasts, video replays, or other recorded program formats without a colleague is now an eligible activity for up to 6 CPD hours per calendar year.

Participation in asynchronous — online courses that prompt responses throughout the learning process — is also now an eligible activity for up to 6 CPD hours per calendar year.

Another policy change will allow lawyers and paralegals in their first two full years of practising law or providing legal services to choose from a broader selection of CPD programs and activities.

New members may now apply any program or activity that contains a minimum of 0.5 Professionalism Hours toward the CPD requirement. New members are required to complete 12 CPD Hours per calendar year, including a minimum of 3 Professionalism Hours and up to 9 Substantive Hours.

These changes are effective immediately and apply retroactively to any eligible programs or activities taken toward the 2012 CPD requirement.

See the LSUC site for more information.