Continuing Professional Development Credit

In 2009, the Law Society of British Columbia launched a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program. This new initiative requires all members of the Law Society with a practising certificate to complete at least 12 hours of continuing professional development in accredited educational activities every year.

The Allard School of Law is pleased to be a pre-approved provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and each year offers a variety of lectures and CPD eligible events. In past years, CPD events have included the J.Donald Mawhinney Lecture in Professional Ethics and the Annual Farris Lecture. In addition, many of the Centre for Business Law's events are also pre-approved for CPD hours.

Legal professionals participating in CPD events will be required to sign in and record their attendance. Often pre-registration is mandatory, but some events allow for drop-in attendance.

Regardless of registration status, individual attendees are responsible for reporting their own CPD activities. After completing a UBC pre-approved course or other accredited learning activity, lawyers can make an addition to their member record on-line. For more information about the Law Society's CPD program, visit

By providing professional development opportunities, the Allard School of Law is able to keep the legal community informed about the research activities taking place at the school. CPD events are also opportunities to engage lawyers in learning opportunities and discussions relevant and intrinsic to the practice of law.

We look forward welcoming the legal community to our events in the coming months.

For more information about CPD events at the Allard School of Law, email

For information on Mentoring, click here.

To read the CPD Information Circular provided by the Law Society of British Columbia, click here.