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 has introduced a Continuing Professional Development Policy (the "CPD Policy") which took effect January 1, 2010. Under the CPD Policy, all active members are required to complete thirty-six (36) hours of "Accredited CPD Activities" in the most current three-year period, the next of which ends December 31st of this year.
Not less than six (6) hours of the required thirty-six (36) hours must pertain primarily to any one or any combination of the following topics ("Ethics Hours"):
- Professional responsibility;
- Practice standards;
- The Code of Professional Conduct;
- Conflict of Interest;
- Rules of the Law Society;
- Client care and relations;
- Practice management.
Credit hours for CPD activities will be approved by the Law Society by pre-approval of specific providers or upon application by a member or a provider for approval of specific CPD activities. 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 Director of Admissions & Education.