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LAWPRO® Risk Management Credit FAQs

LAWPRO Risk Management Credit


1. What is the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit and how is it different from the Law Society CPD requirements?
2. How can I qualify for the Credit?
3. Where can I find the list of qualifying programs?
4. Which CPD providers' programs qualify for the credit, and why does the course I attended not appear on the approved list of courses?
5. I attended an approved CPD program while articling, and have now been called to the Bar. Can I claim a credit for a program I attended before I was called?
6. Can I claim the credit if I participate in an approved program via a live webcast or the Law Society's ILN?
7. Can I claim the credit for past approved programs if I view an archived replay?
8. What is the deadline to complete the Risk Management Credit Declaration?
9. Can I apply the Risk Management credit to my Run-off or Excess policy premiums?
10. If the completion of a Homewood e-Learning course qualifies for a $50 credit, can two e-Learning courses qualify for a $100 Risk Management Credit?
11. If I have any further questions regarding the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit, whom should I contact?
12. If I have any further questions regarding the Homewood e-Learning courses offered by the Law Society's Member Assistance Plan, whom should I contact?

 

1. What is the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit and how is it different from the Law Society CPD requirements?

LAWPRO is offering a $50 Premium Credit (to a maximum of $100) for each CPD qualifying program you complete. This program is to encourage participation in CPD programs that include risk management content. The Risk Management Credit is distinct from the Law Society's mandatory CPD requirements. While a CPD program may qualify for a certain number of hours toward the Law Society's annual requirements, it will not necessarily also qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. Click here to view LAWPRO's requirements for approving a CPD program for the Risk Management Credit.

2. How can I qualify for the Risk Management Credit?

You will receive a $50 Premium Credit (to a maximum of $100) on your 2019 insurance for each CPD qualifying program you complete. In order to receive the credit, you must complete the online Declaration on LAWPRO's website by September 15, 2018.

3. Where can I find the list of qualifying programs?

A list of approved courses can be found at http://www.LAWPRO.ca/CLECredit/CLE_List.asp. Promotional literature for qualifying programs will carry the LAWPRO "seal" of approval.

4. Which CPD providers' programs qualify for the credit, and why does the course I attended not appear on the approved list of courses?

LAWPRO is working closely with the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA), the County of Carleton Law Association and other local law associations, The Advocates' Society and other not-for-profit CPD providers to create programs that will qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. CPD Programs offered internally by law firms (for firm lawyers and/or clients) may also qualify for the Credit, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. To qualify for this credit, a course must include a risk management component and be submitted to LAWPRO for approval. To view a complete list of requirements for designation as a qualifying program, visit: http://www.LAWPRO.ca/CLECredit/default.asp.

5. I attended an approved CPD program while articling, and have now been called to the Bar. Can I claim a credit for a program I attended before I was called?

Yes, you may claim the credit as long as the approved program you attended AND your call date was prior to the September 15 deadline to claim for the following policy year.

6. Can I claim the credit if I participate in an approved program via a live webcast or the Law Society's ILN?

You can claim the credit for participating in an approved program via a live webcast or the Law Society’s ILN, provided you watch the entire program and have a copy of the program materials.

7. Can I claim the credit for past approved programs if I view an archived replay?

You can claim the credit for reviewing an approved program on replay, provided you watch or listen to the entire program and have a copy of the program materials. On the CPD declaration form you should claim credit for a replay of a previously approved CPD program. We only keep a list of approved programs from the current CPD year. To tell if an older program was approved look for LAWPRO logo indicating Risk Management Credit (or CPD Premium Credit prior to 2010) approval.

8. What is the deadline to complete the Risk Management Credit Declaration?

In order for the Risk Management credit to be applied to your 2019 premium, the online CPD Declaration must be completed no later than September 15, 2018. This allows LAWPRO to include the credit on your 2019 invoice.

9. Can I apply the Risk Management credit to my Run-off or Excess policy premiums?

No, the credit can only be applied to the Standard policy premium.

10. If the completion of a Homewood e-Learning course qualifies for a $50 credit, can I complete two e-Learning courses to qualify for a $100 Risk Management Credit?

No, the maximum Premium Credit for completing the e-Learning course is $50 each.

11. If I have any further questions regarding the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit, whom should I contact?

You may contact LAWPRO Customer Service by email at [email protected] or call 416-598-5899 or 1 800 410-1013.

12. If I have any further questions regarding the Homewood e-Learning courses offered by the Law Society's Member Assistance Plan, whom should I contact?

You may contact Homewood Health at 1-855-403-8922.

Key DatesMore

October 31, 2017
Real estate and civil litigation transaction levies and forms are due for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

November 7, 2017
E-filing deadline: Renewal applications filed online on or before November 7 qualify for a $25 per lawyer e-filing discount applied to the 2018 insurance premium.

November 14, 2017
Renewal Application filing deadline: 2018 LAWPRO renewal applications filed after this date will be subject to a surcharge equal to 30 per cent of the base premium.


 

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