Mandatory CLE requirements vary widely from province to province. We have up to date information below, but please consult your provincal law society or territorial bar for details. Where possible our CLE is accredited.
BC: CDL is a Pre-Approved CPD Provider. Requirements: The Law Society requires that, each calendar year, all practising BC lawyers complete and report completion online of at least 12 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in accredited educational activities. At least two of the 12 hours must pertain to any combination of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, or practice management. Click here for more information
ON: You are required to complete a minimum of 3 Professionalism Hours (professional responsibility, ethics and/or practice management) and up to 9 Substantive Hours per calendar year. Only programs and activities for Professionalism Hours must be accredited by the Law Society of Ontario. Substantive Hours do not have to be accredited and may address substantive or procedural law topics and/or related skills. All CDL Seminars can be applied towards 9 of the 12 hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Ontario. Canadian Defence Lawyers has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario. Click here for more information
SK: CDL is a Pre-Approved CPD Provider. Requirements: 36 hours over 3 years with no less than 6 of those hours toward Ethics, Click here for more information
MB: There is no mandatory CLE requirements, however the Manitoba Law Society expects a minimum of 12 hours reported per year.
NS: Nova Scotia does not have mandatory CLE for litigators. Mandatory reporting of the hours and nature of the CLE attended is required in the annual individual practice report required by the NSBS.
PE: PEI does not have mandatory CLE, but there is an insurance credit available for those who attend law society approved CLE. CLE providers are not listed or accredited but the law society approves any program offered.