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CPD/CLE Requirements by Province

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)/Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements and obligations for legal professionals vary in each Canadian province. Please refer to the information and respective law society websites below for full details.

Please see the individual seminar descriptions for specific CPD/CLE information. Confirmation of attendance emails at Blakes Business Class seminars will be issued following each seminar.
Blakes does not take responsibility for obtaining accreditation in provinces other than those in which we have offices. If you have questions regarding CPD/CLE approval of this seminar in your jurisdiction, please contact your bar administrator.


Lawyers are subject to mandatory continuing legal education requirements and are obliged to complete at least 30 hours of legal training during the compliance period. For further information, please visit the Quebec Bar website.


Lawyers and paralegals are required to complete a total of 12 hours of CPD annually, one EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) hour and two hours on topics pertaining to ethics, professionalism and/or practice management that must be accredited by the Law Society. The remaining nine substantive hours may address substantive or procedural law topics and/or law related subjects that are relevant to the lawyer’s or paralegal’s practice and professional development.

For further information, please visit The Law Society of Ontario website.


The Law Society of Alberta is currently in the process of updating its CPD requirements. Lawyers are encouraged to develop an annual CPD plan while the CPD filing requirement is suspended. For further information, please visit The Law Society of Alberta website.

British Columbia

The CPD reporting requirement is based on the calendar year, commencing January 1. Lawyers must complete at least 12 hours of CPD in accredited educational activities each year, including no less than two hours on topics pertaining to any combination of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and practice management.
For further information, please visit The Law Society of British Columbia website.

Nova Scotia

From June 1, 2012, all practising lawyers will be required to complete 12 hours of CPD annually, and to report this education on their Annual Member Reports.
For further information, please visit the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society website.

New York

Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. 
For further information, please visit The New York State Bar Association website.

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