LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
CPD ACCREDITATION
PROCESS CPDACC@LSO.CA
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ACCREDITATION
Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application Form
Application Instructions
Submit a completed copy of this Application form by email to cpdacc@lso.ca.
Applications will be processed within six weeks from date of receipt. Incomplete applications will be
returned to provider for completion and as a result, may take additional time to process.
Section 1: Contact Information
Organization Name:
Main Contact Name and Title:
Address:
City:
Province: Postal Code:
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:
Section 2: Accredited Provider Criteria
Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content status is granted based on fulfillment of the following
criteria:
1. Proven history in and a primary focus on delivering quality legal training and education to lawyers
and/or paralegals;
2. Demonstrated understanding of the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours and
professionalism principles as evidenced by a portfolio of programs accredited by the Law Society
within the last two years;
3. Presence of lawyer or paralegal faculty or other qualified industry experts as appropriate to the
subject matter;
4. Use of appropriate delivery methods reflective of current best practices in adult education,
including a meaningful opportunity for participant interaction with instructors and/or other
attendees during its original presentation; and
5. An opportunity for participant feedback by way of program evaluations, surveys or other similar
channels.
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CPD06 01/2018
ABC Provider
ABC Provider Contact, CPD Program Developer
123 ABC Place
Toronto
Ontario
A1B 2C3
(123) 456-7890
contact@abcprovider.ca
Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application Form
Section 3: Maintenance of Accredited Provider Status
Accredited Providers are required to fulfill the following obligations in order to maintain their status:
1. Ensure that professionalism content is squarely aligned with the relevant ethics, professional
responsibility, practice management and/or equality, diversity and inclusion concepts and
principles expressed in the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours;
2. Ensure that program promotional materials comply with the Law Society’s prescribed
Communication Guidelines for Providers;
3. Retain copies of agendas, materials and participant feedback for all programs containing
Professionalism Hours for 12 months following the program;
4. Participate in random requests for program materials and/or in person program audits by Law
Society staff to ensure alignment with the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours;
5. Submit an annual listing of all offerings containing Professionalism Hours, including Equality,
Diversity and Inclusion ("EDI") Professionalism Hours, to the Law Society on or before January
15 of the following year; and
6. Submit a signed Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Declaration annually stating that
the provider has fulfilled the criteria as stated above on or before January 15 of the following year.
Section 4: History of CPD Programming
1. For how many years has the organization been providing CPD programming?
1-4 5-10 11-1
5 16+
2. On average, how many CPD programs does the organization hold each year?
1-25 26-100 101
+
3. Who is the organization’s primary audience for its CPD programming?
Lawy
ers
Par
alegals Other (please specify)
4. How many full-time, part-time and volunteer staff at the organization is dedicated to its CPD
programming?
Full-time staff: 0-4 5-10 10+
Part-time staff: 0-4 5-10 10+
Volunteers: 0-4 5-10 10+
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Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application Form
5. Provide a list of the organization’s CPD programs that contained accredited Professionalism Hours for
the past two years. If the organization has delivered more than 10 CPD programs that contained
accredited Professionalism Hours, provide information about the additional CPD programs in Appendix
“A” to this Application.
Date of Program
Program Title
Equity, Diversity, and
Inclusion
(“EDI)
Professionalism
Hours
Professionalism
Hours
(excluding EDI
Professionalism
Hours)
Total:
6. Provide an estimated breakdown of faculty for the organization’s CPD programs that contained
accredited Professionalism Hours for the past two years.
Percentage of faculty that were lawyers:
Percentage of faculty that were paralegals:
Percentage of other qualified industry experts:
Description of qualified experts (if any):
7. List the delivery methods used for the organization’s CPD programming. Include the methods used to
ensure a meaningful opportunity for participant interaction with faculty and/or other attendees.
Live in-Person
Live Webcast Live Audio On-Demand
Videoconference
Interactive Online Course DVD/video Webcast/Video Replay
Podcasts
Other (please specify)
8. List and describe the ways in which the organization provides the opportunity for attendee feedback on
its CPD programming.
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March 15, 2016
The importance of retainer agreements
3.0
April 27, 2016
Technology and practice management tips for lawyers
2.5
June 8, 2016
How to market a legal practice
1.5
August 22, 2016
Ethical issues in dealing with clients with diminished capacity
3
October 14, 2016
Understanding joint retainers
1.5
December 7, 2016
Types of difficult clients and how to handle them effectively
3
January 18, 2017
Trust accounting in a nutshell
1
March 23, 2017
Confronting mental health stigma in the legal profession
2
May 19, 2017
Handling conflicts of interest
3.5
July 24, 2017
Disaster planning for your practice
3
0
24
85%
5%
10%
Mental health experts, Law Society auditors and legal technology leaders.
Attendees who participate in programs live in-person are asked to provide feedback by completing evaluation
cards at the beginning and end of the program. Attendees who participate in programs via webcast or
on-demand are asked to provide feedback by responding to a short survey that is automatically emailed to them
after they have viewed the program.
Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application Form
Section 5: Accredited Provider Listing
If approved, the organization will be included on the Law Society’s online listing of Accredited Providers of
Professionalism Content. Please provide the organization’s name and website address below as it should
appear on the listing.
The organization will be included only if it has been granted status as an Accredited Provider of
Professionalism Content.
Organization Name:
Website address:
Do not include this organization in your online listing
At its sole discretion, the Law Society reserves the right to refuse or revoke Accredited Provider of
Professionalism Content status at any time where it is determined that a provider has failed to fulfill some
or all of the obligations listed above. If status is refused or revoked, the provider will have an opportunity
to re-apply one year after the date of refusal or revocation.
Name:
Title:
Date:
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ABC Provider
http://abc-cpd-provider.ca
ABC Provider Contact
CPD Program Developer
March 14, 2018
LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
CPD ACCREDITATION
PROCESS CPDACC@LSO.CA
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ACCREDITATION
Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application Form
Appendix A
Additional CPD Program Information
Completion of this Appendix is only required if the Applicant has delivered more than 10 CPD Programs in the past two
years that contained accredited professionalism hours. AppendixA” should be sent with the completed Accredited
Provider of Professionalism Content Status Application form by email to cpdacc@lso.ca.
Date of
Program
Program Title Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion
(“EDI”)
Professionalism
Hours
Professionalism
Hours (excluding
EDI
Professionalism
Hours)
Total:
CPD06 10/2018
September 21, 2017
What is civility and why does it matter?
2.0
November 15, 2017
Mentoring and networking for success
1.5
January 11, 2018
Building a gender equality workplace strategy
1.0
January 25, 2018
Ethical issues for dealing with self-represented litigants
1.5
February 6, 2018
Providing high quality servcie to Indigeneous clients
1.5
February 27, 2018
Artificial intelligence and the future of law
2.5
March 5, 2018
Understanding implicit bias and microagressions
1.5
4
7.5