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.
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
- 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
Content focusing on the professional and ethical practice of law, including:
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
- engages lawyers in the practice of healthy habits in order to attain better physical and mental health outcomes
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
Teaching a legal course or professional education course that is primarily intended to:
- the general public;
- 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:
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.
Nunavut Official Languages Training
|Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, French, English|
Personal & professional wellness
Programs developed by CBA well-being subcommittee
Learning about balance professional/personal lives, compassion fatigue, dealing with trauma
Practice & Standards Management
Personal Skills Development
Office Management Skills
Office Systems Infrastructure
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
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