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  • Are Law Society CPD programs still going on as scheduled?
    We continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and the advice of Canadian public health authorities. To assist licensees during this time, we have been releasing complimentary existing and responsive program content that can be accessed at https://store.lso.ca/cpdassists.

    Registration is now open for the LSO CPD Spring 2022 programs! Visit https://store.lso.ca/ for details!
     
    Do you have any questions regarding CPD programming? Please contact the CPD Customer Service Team at (416) 947-3315 or via email: cpdreg@lso.ca.
     

    Last updated: June 21, 2021

  • Do CPD Requirements and Limits on Eligible Educational Activities Continue to Apply?
    The annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirement continues to apply. However, in the context of COVID-19 and to support public health best practices of physical and social distancing, the LSO removed the six-hour maximum limit that applied to watching an archived program without a colleague, teaching, and professional writing for 2020, 2021 and 2022.
     
    Licensees can engage in a variety of activities that do not require in-person contact with colleagues such as participating in:
     
    • an interactive online course
    • a live or live replay program by telephone or video
    • viewing an archived program alone or remotely with a colleague
    • mentoring, coaching, or advising by phone or video
    • a study group by phone or video
    • a college, university or designated institutional program, as a registrant, through distance education
    • teaching a CPD program virtually
    • the educational component of a bar or law association meeting by phone or video, or
    • professional writing.
     
    Please see our website for more information on approved Eligible Educational Activities
     
    The Law Society continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on licensee obligations.

    Last updated: November 16, 2021

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