CDL is proud to announce that nominations for the Lee Samis Award of Excellence, the Richard B Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Lawyer Award and the Philippa G. Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession are now open. Applications are available on the CDL website or through the links below. Deadline is June 1, 2020.
The Lee Samis Award of Excellence, named for the founding President of CDL, recognizes exceptional contributions and/or achievements by members of CDL: to the legal profession in general; or to jurisprudence in Canada on the law of insurance; or to law or development of the law of insurance in Canada; or a significant law-related benefit to CDL and/or the insurance industry.
The Richard B Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Lawyer Award recognizes exceptional contributions by a Young Lawyer member of CDL: to the legal profession in general; or to jurisprudence in Canada; or to Canadian Defence Lawyers and its membership; or service to the community at large.
Please consider nominating your colleagues for these prestigious honours.
LSO Update on CPD Requirements
May 21, 2020
To support public health best practices of physical and social distancing in the context of COVID-19, the Law Society of Ontario has removed the six hour maximum limit applied to watching an archived program without a colleague, teaching, and professional writing for 2020. The annual CPD Requirement for Ontario licensees continues to apply.
For additional information see COVID-19 FAQ on CPD Requirements and changes to limits on Eligible Educational Activities