Eligible CLE Activities

CLE hours approved by another Law Society, the Canadian Bar Association, a law firm, a legal department, a government agency or department, or a practice group of any of those entities can also be applied to the LSN CLE requirements.

Eligible CLE Activities For Each Hour of CLE Activity, a Member Claims  Maximum Eligible CLE Hour
Cultural Competency  1 CLE Hour 3 CLE Hours
Professional Responsibility & Ethics  1 CLE Hour 3 CLE Hours
Live Programs / Courses 1 CLE Hour 9 CLE Hours
Group Study 1 CLE Hour 6 CLE hours
Member Wellness  1 CLE Hour 3 CLE Hours
Nunavut Official Language Training 1 CLE Hour 3 CLE Hours
Pro Bono (LSN Access to Justice Program) 1 CLE Hour 3 CLE Hours
On-Demand Programs / Courses 1 CLE Hour 6 CLE Hours
Self Study 1 CLE Hour 2 CLE Hours
Invited Speaker for a Law-Related Event* 2 CLE Hours 4 CLE Hours
Moot Court (Coaching or Judging)* 2 CLE Hours 4 CLE Hours
Teaching a Course (on a volunteer or part-time basis, not as part of full time or regular employment)* 2 CLE Hours 4 CLE Hours

*These activities were given a 1:2 ratio to reflect preparation time. 1 hour (60 minutes) equals 2 CLE hours. 

Active Members

All practising members of the Law Society of Nunavut must complete 12 hours of eligible CLE in each calendar year.

The 12 hours of eligible CLE must include:

  • one hour devoted to professional responsibility and ethics; and
  • one hour devoted to cultural competency.

The purpose of setting limits and maximum hours of activity is to ensure that the members have a balanced and diverse approach to completing their CLE requirements.

Participating in a Nunavut Official Language training activity for 2 hours will be counted as 2 eligible CLE hours (ratio 1:1) 
Teaching a course for 2 hours will be counted as 4 eligible CLE hours (ratio 1:2)

Description of Recognized CLE Activity

Activities that 

  • engages lawyers with the broader questions of culture and differences in order to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion;
  • provides lawyers with a set of skills, behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge that enable them to provide services that are appropriate to a diverse range of clients.


  • Training on discrimination, stereotyping and bias experienced by members of the pan-Asian legal community
  • Participating in a group discussion on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit 

Participating in a training program provided by a law association or employer that does not otherwise qualified as “Group Study” and where questions can be asked and answered on real time.  


  • Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trauma-Informed training 
  • Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Violence : Overview of legal framework

An educational activity where interaction and discussion are available to a group of participants. 


  • Participating in real time in a program set in a classroom-like setting such as a conference, seminar or webinar or teleconferences where questions can be asked and answered 
  • Participating in a group discussion focused on the development and sharing of information on specific practice areas 

Activities that 

  • engages lawyers in the practice of healthy habits in order to attain better physical and mental health outcomes 


Content that

  • engages lawyers to develop & improve language skills

Participating in approved under the LSN’s Access to Justice Program.

An educational gain through one’s independent means by using material or programs specifically designed for professional development or legal education.

  • Participating in self-directed online programs
  • Reviewing recorded seminar

An educational gain through one’s independent means

  • Reading journals and informative publications
  • Listening to a podcast from a recognized organization related to the practice of law 

Be invited to give a speech on a topic related to law. This can be virtually or face-to-face.

Taking part in a simulated or arbitration proceedings as a coach or as a judge. 

Teaching a legal course or professional education course that is primarily intended to:

  • the general public;
  • lawyers;
  • paralegals; and/or 
  • articling students.

The courses cannot be targeted primarily at clients. 

Credit is available for volunteer or part-time teaching only – when it is not a regular feature of the lawyer’s employment. 

Eligible Subject Matters

Eligible activities must contain significant substantive or practical content, with the primary objective of protection of the public by increasing the lawyer's professional competence. 

The following chart provides examples of eligible subject matters

Subject Matters Examples

Cultural Competency 

Awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion

Skills & knowledge to provide appropriate services to a diverse range of clients

Discrimination, stereotypes & biases in the workplace, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

Learning about cultures, history, etc. 

Language Training

Nunavut Official Languages Training

Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French, English

Member Wellness 

Personal & professional wellness

Courses & webinars given by NuLAP (Lawyer Assist)

Programs developed by CBA well-being subcommittee

Learning about  balance professional/personal lives, compassion fatigue, dealing with trauma

Practice & Standards Management

Client Management

Personal Skills Development

Office Management Skills

Office Systems Infrastructure

Professional Liability 

Retainer agreements, managing client expectations, dealing with difficult people

Time management, communication, project management, technology proficiency

Human resources, financial development

Document & record management, research tools, disaster plans

How to avoid professional insurance claims

Professional Responsibility & Ethics



Professional Responsibility

Code of professional conduct, conflict of interest, confidentiality, privilege

Civility, dealing with self-represented parties

Legal Profession Act, LSN Rules

Substantive Legal & Procedural Issues

Practice area knowledge

Substantive legal procedures

Legal skills training

Generic skills training

Civil litigation, criminal law, business law, tax law, etc. 

Estate jurisdiction, Rules of Nunavut Court of Justice, etc. 

Advocacy, legal drafting, legal research, legal writing, interviewing & advising

Negotiation, mediation, plain language writing

Examples of ineligible CLE Activities Subject Matters : 

  • Activities designed for or targeted at clients
  • Topics relating to law firm marketing or profit maximization
  • Activities prepared and delivered in the ordinary and usual course of practice
  • Career development within a law form or organization
  • Organizational identity
  • Talent management within organizations
  • Subjects related to an organization's software