Frequently Asked Questions

These answers only apply to the obligation to report participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities during the 2011 calendar year.

Where can I find the CPD Report?

Will the LSM courses that I attended be displayed in the CPD section of the Annual Members Report?

What kind of activities qualify as CPD?

Are there a minimum number of hours required for 2011?

What happens if I don’t report my CPD activities?

I was a Learning Group Facilitator (LGF) for the Law Society’s CPLED Program, but my participation is not recorded in the listings of courses taken at LSM. How should I report my participation as a CPLED LGF?

I was a presenter at a Law Society of Manitoba CPD program, but in the listings of courses taken at LSM only the hours of the program are indicated and not my preparation time. How should I report my preparation time?

Does mentoring a student or another lawyer on specific client files qualify as a CPD activity?

Does reading count as a CPD activity?

 

 

Where can I find the CPD Report?

The CPD Report is be part of the annual member’s report that is now available in the member's portal on this website.

 

Will the LSM courses that I attended be displayed in the CPD section of the Annual Members Report?

Yes.

 

What kind of activities qualify as CPD?

Typical professional learning activities include:

    • Live program, workshops and conferences such as those offered by the Law Society of Manitoba, Manitoba Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, Federation of Law Societies and other continuing legal education providers

    • In-house legal education programs offered by law firms and legal departments

    • Interactive on-line programs

    • Video and DVD replay programs in an organized group setting

    • Organized education discussion groups such as MBA section meetings

    • Post LLB degree programs

    • Teaching in CPLED, CPD and Faculty of Law

    • Preparation time for teaching in any of the above

 

Are there a minimum number of hours required for 2011?

No. However, the Law Society recommends a minimum of 12 hours of CPD activities per annual reporting period or 1 hour per month.

 

What happens if I don’t report my CPD activities?

If you maintained an active practising status during 2011, Law Society Rule 2-81.2(3) provides that failure to complete the annual member's report may constitute professional misconduct.

 

I was a Learning Group Facilitator (LGF) for the Law Society’s CPLED Program, but my participation is not recorded in the listings of courses taken at LSM. How should I report my participation as a CPLED LGF?

Enter your participation as a CPLED LGF on the page of the Continuing Professional Development report for activities taken outside of the Law Society of Manitoba.

 

I was a presenter at a Law Society of Manitoba CPD program, but in the listings of courses taken at LSM only the hours of the program are indicated and not my preparation time. How should I report my preparation time?

Enter your participation as a presenter and the preparation hours on the page of the Continuing Professional Development report for activities taken outside of the Law Society of Manitoba.

 

Does mentoring a student or another lawyer on specific client files qualify as a CPD activity?

Mentoring is not considered CPD.

 

Does reading count as a CPD activity?

Reading law-materials that are not related to specific client files is considered CPD for 2011. Reading will not be an eligible activity for 2012 under the new Mandatory CPD requirements.

 

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