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 aContinuing 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 and report 12 hours of qualifying 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”):
The Code of Professional Conduct
Conflict of interest
Rules of the Law Society
Client care and relations
The Law Society’s CPD regulation is currently under review with significant changes expected in 2025. While this review is ongoing, an initial change to discontinue the accreditation requirement for CPD activities has been implemented effective January 1, 2024. Members are no longer required to submit CPD activities for approval by the Law Society. Members must continue to complete and report (in their Member Profile) at least 12 CPD hours (including 2 which qualify as ethics hours) in 2024. The criteria for activities to qualify for CPD hours remains unchanged (refer to the CPD Policy) and CPD compliance monitoring will continue.