Learning Smorgasbord – Winter CPD Courses * Updated Nov. 30


With a wide range of options — including live, online and free courses available all day, every day — paralegals should have no problem meeting their CPD Requirement by year’s end. The courses below are particularly relevant to the paralegal scope of practice.

Any approved CPD activity is valid for the Requirement, including courses that are aimed at lawyers, and offered by lawyers’ organizations.

CPD Requirement changes make it easier to complete the needed hours. Also, a new college devoted to paralegal post-licence training offers targeted learning in several practice areas.


    Dec. 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities – OBA 3.0 P
    registrations@oba.org / www.oba.org

    Dec. 10 – 2nd Annual Human Rights Summit – LSUC 5.0 S / 1.0 P

    Dec. 12 – Civil Appeals: The Year In Review – LSUC – 2.5 S / 0.5 P

    Jan. 7Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – LSG College of Law – First day of a four-week, 24-hour certificate course. Regulations, processes and procedures culminate in a mock hearing. Ralph Carnovale will instruct. – 9.0 S / 3.0 P

Key: P = Professionalism Hours / S = Substantive Hours



More Information on the CPD Requirement

CPD Changes Approved by Convocation (Includes Requirement Chart)

Free CPD Resources and Webcasts are available; check the LSUC CPD pages for a complete list of CPDs.

* Note * The Law Society’s CPD Reporting portal will not be available between Jan. 1-19, 2014. Licensees included in the mandatory CPD system must report their 2013 CPD hours in the portal before Dec. 31, 2013 — which means the system may be slow in those last few days.


CPD Providers:


Information updated Nov. 30. Check with service providers to register and to confirm the CPD Requirement Hours!

Paralegal SCOPE Home Page


  1. There are a few dead links above. The one for ADR Institute of Ontario and for cpdhouse.org are the two I tried that are dead, but I didn’t try all of the others.

    1. Thanks for letting me know! There were tiny coding errors. I think I repaired all, but please tell me if I missed one.

  2. Thank you for the article Elizabeth. Some really good topics of interest. As a new licensee, acquiring competency is always a challenge – a variant of the can’t get a job without experience, can’t get experience without a job maxim. I signed up for LSG’s advocacy course after recently attended Justice Libman’s disclosure lecture. Great facility, very impressed so far and looking forward to it. While school and our internships are essential component of building our competencies, I do not believe it is enough to prepare us – they are starting points towards further learning and professional development.

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