Frequently Asked Questions


Q. Where is the program being held?

Please review the online program page on e-Transactions for the location of your program. Most of our programs are held at the Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto. ((416) 947-3300) 

Q. Where do I check in at the program?

You may check in at the program registration desk. Most programs are held at the Law Society of Upper Canada in the Lamont Learning Centre on the first floor of the building.

Q. How will my program be marketed?

Your Program Planner will prepare ad copy for marketing the program in consultation with the Program Chair and presenters. This information will be used to create a program registration page in the CPD area of the Law Society website at http://ecom.lsuc.on.ca/cpd/index.jsp

The program will be advertised in the Ontario Reports and in several e-mails sent to members in the target practice area.

After the program takes place, the archived webcast and materials will be available for purchase. Materials will be sent to all county law libraries in the province and to the National Library. In addition, individual articles from the materials will be added to AccessCLE, our searchable database.

Q. Will the webcast of the program be available after the program date?

On demand webcasts of our programs (except for those presented by professional speakers) are available for purchase approximately 10 business days after the program date.

Q. When is the deadline for submitting materials?

Three weeks prior to the program date. It is very important that we receive your materials electronically by the deadline so that they can be professionally reproduced and distributed at the program. PowerPoint slide presentations must be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the program.

Q. Will a disclaimer be added to my materials?

Yes, the following disclaimer is added to all CPD materials:

This work appears as part of the Law Society of Upper Canada's initiatives in Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It aims to provide information and opinion, which will assist licensees in maintaining and enhancing their competence. It does not, however, represent or embody any official position of, or statement by, the Society, except where this may be specifically indicated; nor does it attempt to set forth definitive practice standards or to provide legal advice. Precedents and other material contained herein is intended to be used thoughtfully, as nothing in the work relieves readers of their responsibility to consider it in the light of their own professional skill and judgment.

© (year of program), The Law Society of Upper Canada

Q. How should I dress for the program?

We recommend that you dress in business attire or “business casual.”

Q. Several members of my firm would like to attend the program. Do you have group rates?

We offer multiple registration discounts for many of our programs. Please see e-Transactions for information on group discounts.

Q. Will lunch be available?

Presenters participating in full-day programs are invited to attend a complimentary lunch on the day of the program.

Q. Did you know that teaching is an eligible activity for the CPD Requirement?

Yes. Actual teaching time will be multiplied by a factor of three to reflect preparation time. For example, 30 minutes of teaching will be equal to 1.5 hours of credit. The teaching content must be law-related and within the CPD definition. There is no limitation on the type of audience. If the same content is taught more than once in a calendar year, CPD Hours are only available for the first delivery of that content. Teaching is eligible for volunteer or part-time teaching. Teaching as part of full-time or regular employment will not be eligible.

Chairing a program may be eligible, provided the chair does more than introduce speakers. The Chair must act as a facilitator of the program for it to be eligible.

See CPD Accreditation Process for more information on the accreditation of Alternate Eligible Educational Activities.

Q. Do you offer any hotel discounts?

Yes. Corporate rates are available at the following hotels.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel,
123 Queen Street West, Toronto
Tel: 416-361-1000 or 800-325-3535

Hilton Toronto,
145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Tel: 416-869-3456 or 800-267-2281

Reimbursement for expenses is subject to advance approval. To be eligible for reimbursement, the presenter must reside at least 100K outside of the Greater Toronto Area. For more information, see the Expense Policy for Presenters.


If you have any additional questions, please contact us at (416) 947-3315 cpd@lsuc.on.ca.