The Risk Management Credit
The Risk Management Credit is distinct from the Law Society’s mandatory CPD requirements. While a CPD program may qualify toward the Law Society’s hourly requirements, it will not necessarily also qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit.
LAWPRO works closely with the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA), The Advocates’ Society, Osgoode Professional Developments and other not-for-profit CPD providers to create programs that qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit.
CPD programs offered internally by law firms may also qualify for the Credit, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.
The CPD provider may not have submitted the program for approval or it may not have met our criteria to qualify for the Credit.
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.
Yes, provided you watch the entire program and have a copy of the program materials.
If the internal CPD program at your firm was approved for the credit, you can select LAWPRO-approved in-house firm CPD presentation on the declaration form.
For the Risk Management Credit to be applied to your premium, the online CPD Declaration must be completed no later than September 15. This allows LAWPRO to apply the Credit as part of your policy renewal beginning in October.
No, the credit can only be applied to the standard policy premium.
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.
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.
No, only lawyer insureds can claim the Risk Management Credit