LAW SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
CPD ACCREDITATION
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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) ACCREDITATION
Application for Accreditation Program (for Professionalism Content only)
Application Instructions
Review the detailed instructions for applications for accreditation on the CPD Accreditation Process page
and Sample CPD Accreditation Applications.
Submit a completed copy of this Application form by email to cpdacc@lso.ca and attach the program
agenda.
Indicate “Expedited Review Request” (described below) in the subject line of the email if applying for this
special consideration.
Accreditation Processing and Deadlines
The Law Society deals with a high volume of Applications and the standard processing time for
accreditation Applications is approximately 15 business days of receipt of the Application. Incomplete
Applications may require additional processing time.
Applications for accreditation for Professionalism Hours may be submitted at any time prior to or following
the program. Applications must be completed and submitted by no later than 30 days prior to the
program date in order to facilitate accreditation in advance of the delivery of the program.
Applicants must not indicate in their promotional materials or agenda that a program is eligible for
Professionalism Hours (including that an application for accreditation has been submitted or that
accreditation is pending) until the Applicant has received a Notice of Accreditation from the Law Society
for the program.
Expedited Review Request (If Applicable)
Special consideration will only be granted in circumstances where a program is being expedited to
provide licensees with timely information on significant changes in the law, procedure or policy. The Law
Society may not be able to accommodate last minute program changes and marketing schedules.
I am requesting an expedited review of this application.
Explain the reason(s) for the expedited review request:
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CPD02 10/2018
Application for Accreditation Program
Section 1: Provider and Program Information
Provider Name:
Contact Name and Title:
Contact Phone:
Contact Email:
Program Title:
Program Location:
Program Date(s):
Pr
ogram Format (select all that apply):
Live In-Person Live Webcast Live Audio
Interactive Online Course
Podcast
Videoconference On-Demand DVD/Video
Other (please specify):
Explain how the program provides opportunities for interactivity:
Section 2: Accreditation Information
In order to qualify for accreditation for Professionalism Hours, programs must address topics of
professional responsibility, ethics, practice management and/or equality, diversity and inclusion.
Applicants are encouraged to review the Accreditation Criteria for Professionalism Hours prior to
completing this section of the Application.
I have attached an agenda for the program.
1. Explain the learning objective(s) of the program:
2. Describe the audience for the program (e.g., lawyers, paralegals, support staff):
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ABC Provider
(123) 456-7890
ABC Provider Contact, CPD Program Developer
contact@abcprovider.ca
Lawyers and Other Professionals as Leaders for Diversity: Tackling Services Delivery
Law Society of Ontario, Osgoode Hall
February 19, 2018
Attendees participating in-person or by webcast will have an opportunity to ask questions during both
the panel discussion session and audience question and answer session for which accreditation is
sought.
Attendees who view the program on-demand will be encouraged to send an email to the email
addresses provided for the moderator and/or panelists at the beginning and end of the program.
Attendees will leave this program equipped with the information and tools needed to become effective
leaders within the legal professions, to better serve the unique client needs of the Latin
American/Hispanic community and to utilize their diversity to foster and create opportunities for success
and professional growth.
This program is designed for lawyers, paralegals and other professionals who work in legal workplaces.
Application for Accreditation Program
3.
Set out the relevant information about program duration (e.g., __ hours and __ minutes; 15 minute
minimum):
Total program hours allocated to equality, diversity and inclusion topics (if any):
Total program hours allocated to all other professionalism topics:
4. Provide the information requested below for each session(s) that you are seeking accreditation for
Professionalism Hours, including identifying the applicable professionalism topic(s) and
describing the connection between the content and the professionalism topic(s).
Only those sessions of the program that are listed and described as required will be assessed for
accreditation for Professionalism Hours. If the program contains more than three sessions that
include professionalism content, describe those additional sessions in Appendix “A” to this
Application.
Session 1:
Title/Description:
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (“EDI”)
Professionalism Hours
All other Professionalism Hours (excluding
EDI Professionalism Hours)
Professionalism Topic(s):
Brief description of the connection between content and Professionalism Topic(s):
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1 hour
N/A
Panel Discussion
40 mins.
N/A
6.1 (Value of Diversity and Inclusion)
6.4 (Concepts and themes arising out of the Final Report of the Challenges Faced by Racialized
Licensees Working Group)
This session will focus on promoting the value of diversity and inclusion in the legal professions
through a discussion of the role diversity plays in fostering lawyer-client relationships and creating
leadership opportunities for legal professionals.
One of the themes arising out of the Final Report of the Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees
Working Group is the need to educate about diversity and enhance the legal professions' cultural
competence through CPD programs. This part of the program will highlight these themes by
discussing the unique needs of Latin American/Hispanic clients and identifying how legal
professionals can use their diversity as a tool to deliver quality legal services to such clients.
For more information, see the attached agenda.
Application for Accreditation Program
Session 2:
Title/Description:
EDI Professionalism Hours
All other Professionalism Hours (excluding
EDI Professionalism Hours)
Professionalism Topic(s):
Brief description of the connection between content and Professionalism Topic(s):
Session 3:
Title/Description:
EDI Professionalism Hours
All other Professionalism Hours
(excluding EDI Professionalism Hours)
Professionalism Topic(s):
Brief description of the connection between content and Professionalism Topic(s):
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Audience Question and Answer Period
20 mins.
N/A
6.1 (Value of Diversity and Inclusion)
6.4 (Concepts and themes arising out of the Final Report of the Challenges Faced by Racialized
Licensees Working Group)
The guided question and answer period will focus on topics aimed at raising awareness of diversity
and inclusion in the legal professions and creating and maintaining an environment that is conducive
to producing diverse leaders and enhancing client service.
Sample guided questions include: Where are we today with creating leaders in our communities? How
does being a diverse legal professional help or hinder your ability to be a leader in the profession? Do
diverse legal professionals need to assimilate or blend in with Canadian culture in order to succeed in
their profession? What are the best ways to raise awareness of the opportunities in Canada for
diverse leaders in the legal professions?
For more information, see the attached agenda.
Application for Accreditation Program
Section 3: Accreditation of Teaching Hours
If the program contains more than two presenters, include information about the additional presenters in
Appendix “B” to this Application.
I am requesting accreditation of teaching hours for this program.
List the following information for each presenter for whom accreditation of teaching hours is sought:
Presenter 1:
Name:
Law Society Number:
Email address:
Session present
ed and actual teaching time:
Total teaching time requested (up to three times t
he actual teaching time to reflect actual preparation
time, up to a maximum
of six hours per year):
Presenter 2:
Name:
Law Society Number:
Email address:
Session presented and
actual teaching time:
Total teaching time requested (up to three times the actual teaching time to reflect actual preparation
time, up to a maximum of six hours per year):
Section 4: Declaration
Please check the applicable box.
Application submitted before program date.
By submitting this Application, I confirm that the professionalism content requested will be
completed in accordance with the materials and information provided. If the content varies from
that which is presented in this Application and/or the accreditation granted, I agree to notify the
Law Society immediately in order to adjust the credit available for the program.
Application submitted after program date.
By submitting this Application, I confirm that the professionalism credit requested was completed
in the program.
Name: Date:
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ABC Provider Contact, CPD Program Developer
January 5, 2018
SAMPLE PROGRAM AGENDA
LAWYERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS AS LEADERS OF DIVERSITY:
TACKLING SERVICE DELIVERY
5:30 5:35 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
5:35 5:40 p.m. Introduction
5:40 5:55 p.m. Keynote Speech
5:55pm 6:40 pm Panel Discussion
Professionalism Topics covered in this part of the presentation:
6.1 (Value of Diversity and Inclusion)
6.4 (Concepts and themes arising out of the Final Report of the
Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees
Working Group)
The panel discussion centres on:
Identifying the unique needs of the Latin American/Hispanic
community;
Identifying tools available to lawyers and paralegals who deliver
legal
services to the Latin American/Hispanic community that
will help
ensure the unique needs
of these clients
are served; and
Discussing best practices for using diversity
as a tool to foster and
create leadership opportunities in the legal professions.
6:40
7:00 p.m.
Audience Question and
Answer Period
Professionalism
Topics covered in this part of the presentation:
6.1 (Value of Diversity
and
Inclusion)
6.4 (Concepts and themes arising out of the Final Report of the
Challenges Faced by Racialized Licensees
Working Group)
Rules
of Professional
Conduct
addressed:
2.1 (Integrity, special responsibility
to recognize diversity, protect the
dignity of individuals and respect human rights
laws)
3.2 (Quality
of Service)
4.1 (Making Legal Services Available)
6.3.1-1 (Special Responsibility)
Rules of Professional Conduct addressed:
2.1 (Integrity, special responsibility to recognize diversity, protect the
dignity of individuals and respect human rights
laws)
3.2 (Quality
of Service)
4.1 (Making Legal Services Available)
6.3.1-1 (Special Responsibility)
Moderator questions have been prepared to ensure question and answer
period centres around recognizing and valuing diversity and inclusion in
the legal professions
and, in particular,
with respect
to legal services
provided to the Latin American/Hispanic community.
Below is a list
of
sample moderator questions:
How do we ensure that
diverse
lawyers and paralegals become
leaders in the profession and their community?
Does
being a diverse legal professional
help or
hinder one’s
ability to
become a leader in the lawyer and paralegal
professions?
Do diverse legal professionals need to assimilate or blend in with
Canadian culture in order to succeed in their
profession?
What is the single most important thing we need to do as a community
to create an environment that is conducive to creating diverse
leaders?
6:50 7:00 p.m.
Transition to Reception
7:00 p.m.
Arrivals
7:10 p.m.
Traditional Folkloric Dance
7:20 p.m.
Reception Mix and Mingle
7:45 p.m.
Raffle Prize Winners Announced
8:30 p.m.
Reception Concludes
What are the best
way
s to raise awareness of the opportunities in
Canada for diverse leaders in the legal
professions?