Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This chart provides examples of eligible subject matter, but is not an exhaustive list.

Eligible Activities Subject Matter Chart

Substantive Knowledge & Skills
Practice Area Knowledge (civil litigation, business law, tax law.)
Substantive Legal Procedures (conveyancing, estate administration, rules of court.)
Legal Skills Training (advocacy, legal drafting, legal research, legal writing, interviewing & advising, collaborative law, e- discovery.)
Generic skills training (negotiation, mediation, plain language writing.)
Ethics & Professionalism (EPPM Hours)
Ethics (Code of Professional Conduct, integrity, trust conditions & undertakings, conflict of interest, confidentiality, privilege.)
Professionalism (civility, cultural competency, dealing with self-represented parties, dealing with the media.)
Professional Responsibility (The Legal Profession Act, Law Society Rules, trust accounting requirements & procedures, client ID requirements.)
The Legal Profession (history, current issues, future developments, equity & diversity within the legal profession.)
Practice & Risk Management (EPPM Hours)
Client management (retainer agreements, managing client expectations, dealing with difficult people.)
Time management skills
Communication skills
Project management, including limitations of actions
Technology proficiency
Office management skills (human resources, financial management.)
Office systems infrastructure (technology, document & records management, research tools, disaster plans.)
Office governance
Office succession planning
Fraud against lawyers
Professional liability (how to avoid professional insurance claims.)