Study groups offer a flexible and convenient way for lawyers to obtain CPD Hours. A Study group involves a group of lawyers getting together to discuss content that meets the criteria set out in the CPD Policy. Study groups work best when the group is made up of 4-5 lawyers. One member of the group must act as the facilitator each session to chair the meeting. The facilitator is also responsible for submitting a CPD Activity Application Form detailing the content, participants, meeting date and time in order for all group members to be able to report their hours. All study groups are accredited for actual time spent discussing the content. These hours may also qualify as Ethics Hours as set out in the CPD Policy.
CPD hours are NOT available for:
- File specific discussions;
- Time spent reading materials, whether before or after the study group session.
Professionalism Case Studies:
A Professionalism Case Study is a description of an actual situation in which a lawyer is faced with a decision involving one or more ethical, professional responsibility or practice management issues. The Law Society of Upper Canada has developed a series of Professionalism Case Studies to be used as a basis for discussions by study groups which have been modified with permission by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for use in Saskatchewan.
The cases are listed by practice area. Each case comes with a Facilitator's Guide which has been updated with references to Saskatchewan resources.