Clock Running Down on Early-Bird CPD Value


Want to go solo, but not sure where to start? A unique new SCOPE CPD will give you the tools, tips and advice you need, to make your dreams a reality. The first “So, You Have a Licence” program runs Sat., Sept. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Lawfactory, in the Stirling Tower, Bay & Richmond Streets in downtown Toronto.

Let’s talk value. This three-hour program is LSUC-accredited and contains 3.0 Professionalism Hours. Earn your full year’s PROFESSIONALISM CPD Requirement, get informative resources, network and come away with tools you won’t find anywhere else.

If you’re serious about opening a practice, this CPD is right for you! Space is limited, so please — only enroll if you are serious about setting up a law practice.

Seating is limited. Early Bird tickets are available ONLY until Sept. 3.

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Directions, ParkingCan I Bring...CPD HoursRefund Policy?Presenters
Getting to Lawfactory

    From the QEW/Gardner Expressway: exit at York Street (north). At Adelaide Street, turn right and at the first set of lights (Sheppard Street) turn left. There are parking facilities located on this street, 1 block west of Bay, and on Richmond. Underground parking is available at City Hall, off Queen Street West.


    From: Osgoode Subway station, walk south on University Avenue to Richmond Street. Walk east on Richmond to Bay Street.

    From: Queen Subway Station, walk south on Yonge Street to Richmond Street then turn west on Richmond Street to Bay Street.

    From: Streetcar, Bay Street stop, walk one block south on Bay Street, to the corner of Bay & Richmond.

GO Transit / PATH

    From Union Station Concourse, go to the Royal Bank Plaza, turn left and walk straight towards the escalators to the TD Centre. Walk straight across the TD Centre, to First Canadian Place. At First Canadian Place, turn right and take the escalators up to Bay Street. Aboveground at Bay Street, turn left and walk two blocks, to Richmond Street.

    No recording devices are permitted during the CPD. Cell phones should be turned off. Light refreshments, coffee and water will be available.

    Bring your printed ticket to the event.

    This program is LSUC-approved for 3.0 Professionalism Hours. Over-requirement Professionalism Hours may be used toward the Substantive Requirement, but not vice-versa.

    It is the individual licensee’s responsibility to keep track of, and record, their CPD activities. More information about the CPD Requirement is available at:

    Full refunds are available only if you send a request by email before 6pm, THURSDAY Sept. 11. You may be able to apply a credit towards a future SCOPE CPD, if you are unable to attend the Sept. 13 program.

Claude Gelbard

    Gelbard retired from Peel Regional Police in 2003, at which time he began working as a Defence Paralegal. He began Prosecuting for various Crown Offices and Municipalities throughout Southwestern Ontario in 2005 and in 2009 was named the Provincial Prosecutor for Halton Region. In July 2013, Gelbard began working as a Discipline Paralegal for the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has lectured on various topics since 1979 and is a grandfathered Paralegal.

Brett Lockwood

    Brett owns and operates Lockwood Paralegal Firm, a Richmond Hill-based legal services firm that focuses on Small Claims Court and Landlord & Tenant Board matters. With an extensive background in finance, Brett’s major clients include mortgage companies, finance companies and banks. He has contributed articles to Paralegal Scope Magazine, offering guidance and advice to students and new licensees.

Simon Brown

    Simon is a Newmarket paralegal and member of the Seneca College Legal Advisory Committee. His practice focus is on Provincial Offences, Small Claims and Landlord & Tenant matters. Simon maintains a widely read blog about legal issues and matters that affect the paralegal community.

Al Ricci

    Ricci is a technology and business entrepreneur and new paralegal. Ricci graduated from Sheridan College’s Paralegal Diploma program with high honours. Founder of Lawfactory, an integrated practice management solutions company with offices in downtown Toronto, Ricci offers robust practice management solutions for solo and small legal practitioners.
    “So, You Have a Licence” will likely be offered again, as interest in this event has been high.
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