Compulsory Professional Development (CPD)

As of January 31, 2013, all active members of the Law Society of Nunavut are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of CPD annually, including at least 1 hour devoted to professional responsibility and ethics.

The purpose of the Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) policy is to ensure that members of the Law Society of Nunavut meet and maintain high standards of competency by undertaking professional development throughout their careers. As such, the Law Society of Nunavut is committed to offering professional development activities within the Territory and in communities where members reside, and to strengthening collaborations with other organizations to facilitate accessibility.

  • As long as they abide by the CPD requirements set by the Law Society of Nunavut, members can use their 12 hours of CPD fulfilled in another jurisdiction.
  • If a member is unable to complete the requirements, they must submit an application and provide reasons to the Executive within 90 days of the end of the term.
  • Newly called lawyers who complete the bar admission program of a Canadian Law Society during the reporting year and members with inactive status are exempted from completing the CPD requirements. They will however need to complete Appendix B with renewal forms.