NSBS CPD Requirement: Reporting due May 31

Practising lawyers in Nova Scotia are required to complete a total of 12 hours of qualifying CPD annually, including a minimum of two hours in each of the following:

  • Substantive Legal Education and Skills Development; and
  • Risk & Practice Management (RPM) and/or Professionalism.

The CPD Chart in the Professional development section for lawyers on the Society’s website provides guidance on topics within each category. The web resources also offer ideas for finding CPD options relevant to your legal practice, from formal programming to creating study groups.

The objective of the CPD Requirement is for lawyers to reassess their practice skills and knowledge continually, in alignment with their professional development goals – and to engage in the most relevant learning-based activities toward achieving those goals.

The deadline for reporting educational activities for the 2014-15 reporting year is May 31, 2015. Visit the website for more specifics, and access your online CPD Log in the Member Login area.  

For more detailed information about the NSBS CPD Requirement, including FAQs, see:

If you have questions, email CPD@nsbs.org or leave a message on the CPD line at (902) 422 1491 ext. 371. Someone will respond to your query within five business days.