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CPD Policy

CPD Policy

The Law Society of Saskatchewan regulates the legal profession in the public interest by ensuring its members meet and maintain high standards of integrity and competency.  In light of this, the Law Society introduced a Continuing Professional Development Policy (the "CPD policy") which took effect January 1, 2010.  The CPD policy sets out Minimum CPD Requirements to ensure that members of the Law Society of Saskatchewan meet and maintain these requirements by undertaking professional development throughout their careers.

Under the CPD policy, all active members are required to complete 12 hours of accredited CPD within the calendar year.

Not less than 2 hours of the required 12 hours must pertain primarily to any one or any combination of the following topics ("Ethics Hours"):

  • Professional responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Practice standards
  • The Code of Professional Conduct
  • Conflict of interest
  • Rules of the Law Society
  • Client care and relations
  • Practice management

Applications for approval of credit hours for CPD activities will be reviewed by the Law Society upon submission of a completed CPD Activity Application Form by a member or a CPD provider. Once approved, lawyers will be required to self-report their CPD activities in their Member Profile through the Law Society website.

The Law Society welcomes your comments and suggestions on the Continuing Professional Development Program.  Email your comments to the Director of Admissions & Education