Lawyers and paralegals must report their CPD Hours using the online Law Society Portal by December 31 of each calendar year. Lawyers and paralegals can report eligible CPD programs and activities at any time on or before December 31 and are encouraged to report regularly. CPD Hours should be entered into the Portal once an activity or program has been completed.
The self-edit function allows licensees to edit or delete any entry for a professionalism program, substantive program or activity.
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Information about the application of excess CPD Hours within the Portal
- Any Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”) Professionalism Hours reported into the Portal in excess of the 3 EDI Professionalism Hours required between 2018-2020 or the 1 EDI Professionalism Hour required each year from 2021 onward will be automatically applied to the lawyer or paralegal’s Professionalism Hours for the reporting year. This is because EDI Professionalism Hours are a subset of Professionalism Hours.
- Any Professionalism Hours that have been entered into the Law Society Portal in excess of the 3 required Professionalism Hours each year will be automatically applied to the lawyer or paralegal's Substantive Hours requirement for that reporting year.
- However, it is important to note that Substantive Hours entered into the Portal in excess of the required 9 Substantive Hours will not be applied to the lawyer or paralegal's Professionalism Hours or EDI Professionalism Hours requirement.