Professional development
CPD Requirement Handbook now available online

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The NSBS CPD Requirement Handbook is now available on the website, in the section For lawyers, under the Professional Development heading. It should answer most questions about the Society’s new mandatory continuing professional development requirement, which comes into effect on Friday, June 1, 2012.

The new handbook provides detailed information on the following topics:

  • general questions
  • what CPD is eligible toward the mandatory requirement
  • does the CPD requirement apply to me?
  • tracking and reporting CPD
  • resources.

Starting on June 1, all practising lawyers in Nova Scotia will be required to complete at least 12 hours of continuing professional development annually, and to report this education on their Annual Member Reports.

For further details about the new CPD requirement, please visit the NSBS CPD Requirement page and the CPD Requirement Chart. Also see the special CPD feature section in the April edition of the Society Record.

For links to ongoing examples of CPD programming and providers, visit the CPD resources page and Upcoming events.

For any further questions not addressed on the website or in the new handbook, please email the Society at, or phone the NSBS CPD line: 902 422 1491 ext. 371. A staff member will respond to your query within five business days.