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Expense Policy for Presenters

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a self-funded program, maintained on a cost-recovery basis. Law Society fees are not used to fund CPD programming. For this reason, it is essential that presenter expenses for programs are strictly monitored and limited. All such expenses and travel plans must be approved by the Law Society in advance. We recognize and are grateful that many presenters and/or their law firms choose to pay for presenter expenses.

We will only reimburse the expenses outlined below. Original receipts must be tendered within 30 days from the date of the program in order to guarantee reimbursement.

To be eligible for reimbursement, original itemized receipts must be submitted with a signed Presenter Expense Report.


Basic economy airfare, at a rate not to exceed the lowest available one-month advance purchase coach/economy airfare or the equivalent. Advance purchase airfare is required.




$0.61  per km

Parking and Taxis

Reasonable expenses, as required


To be eligible for reimbursement, the presenter must reside at least 100 km outside of the Greater Toronto Area. Standard room rates to a maximum of $220 plus taxes per night. Corporate rates under “Law Society of Ontario” are available at the Sheraton Centre Toronto (416-361-1000) and the Hilton Toronto (416-869-3456). We are providing a maximum of two nights accommodation (upon approval by CPD Counsel, where appropriate). See Presenter FAQs for more information.


$40.00 per day

Presenters participating in full-day programs are invited to attend a complimentary lunch on the day of the program. Light refreshments are available to presenters participating in half-day programs.


Expenses that will not be reimbursed include legal research, secretarial services, long-distance telephone and fax, photocopies, and alcoholic beverages.

Use the Presenter Expense Report to submit your expenses to:

Attn: Program Coordinator Name
Continuing Professional Development
Law Society Ontario
130 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N6

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