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”):
To submit a CPD activity for approval, members can now submit the request within their Member Profile, rather than submitting a separate form via the Law Society website. The member can simply click on “Cannot find activity” in their Member Profile, complete the required information and submit it for approval by Law Society Administration. Once approved, the member can report their hours for the activity in their Member Profile.
If a CPD provider who is not a Law Society member wishes to submit a CPD activity for approval, they are required to complete and submit the CPD Activity Application Form for approval. Once the activity is approved (and has occurred), lawyers who attended can report their CPD hours in their Member Profile.
The Law Society welcomes your comments and suggestions on the Continuing Professional Development Program. Email your comments to the Director of Admissions & Education.