Prepare and Declare Your 2014 CPD Plan Online
You’re developing. So are we. As the Law Society continues to move toward online processes, the CPD Plan Declaration option on the Member Information Update Form (MIUF) is no longer available. All active Alberta lawyers must make their 2014 CPD Plan Declarations on the CPD website. The deadline is March 17, 2014.
Your online CPD Plan Declaration confirms to the Law Society that you have complied with the following key program requirements by:
- Preparing an annual CPD Plan in written or electronic form;
- Declaring to the Law Society of Alberta that you have made a CPD Plan on or before March 15;
- Implementing and evaluate your CPD Plan and activities from the previous year;
- Retaining your CPD Plan in written or electronic form for five years;
- Producing your CPD Plan to the Law Society upon request.
A commitment to lifelong learning is an important element of lawyer competence and a primary goal of the Law Society’s CPD Program. In preparing your 2014 CPD Plan, it is important for you to:
- Evaluate the implementation of your previous year’s CPD Plan. In particular, assess past accomplishments and how CPD activities have enhanced your competence and the quality of legal services provided.
- Identify your professional development goals and the actions you will take/resources you need to achieve those goals.
The CPD program proactively demonstrates to the public the legal profession’s commitment to high standards in the delivery of legal services in Alberta.
CPD activities are wide-ranging and can consist of a variety of endeavors related to legal practice and ethical development. For additional suggestions visit our CPD Activities section.
Remember - we are here to help. If you need assistance, please take a moment to view our online tools, which include a comprehensive FAQ section and video tutorials. You can also contact us by email CPD Department or at 403-229-4766.