Continuing Professional Development Tool Now Available
Alberta lawyers now have access to the new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Tool through the Lawyer Portal. All lawyers who have an active status when the CPD planning period opens are required to submit an annual plan by Oct. 1. The only exception is lawyers who have the status of active – non-practising.
The new CPD Tool aligns with the Professional Development Profile (the Profile), which sets out the competencies the Law Society believes are important to maintain a safe, effective and sustainable legal practice in Alberta today.
While the CPD Tool is designed to be intuitive for lawyers, the Law Society has developed a User Guide along with FAQs and more information on the CPD website. Additionally, we are hosting an introductory webinar for the CPD Tool over the lunch hour on July 6. If you are unable to attend the webinar, a recording of the walkthrough of the new tool and Q&A will be made available following the event.
All lawyers, regardless of status, have access to the CPD Tool through the Lawyer Portal. We encourage all lawyers to try out the new Tool, and those lawyers who are required to submit a plan this year are encouraged to complete their plans well in advance of the Oct. 1 deadline.
If you have additional questions about completing your annual CPD plan, the CPD Tool or the Profile, please contact Education for support.