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 (for firm LAWYERS and/or clients) may also qualify for the Credit, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements.
You can claim the credit for participating in an approved program via a live webcast or online replay, provided you watch the entire program and have a copy of the program materials. For replays, on the CPD declaration form you should claim credit for a video replay of an 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 the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit logo in the materials.
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.