CPD-Logo_2015_150pxContinuing Professional Development

The CPD declaration period is from January 1 - March 15. Remember to check with your plan and reflect on your progress through the lawyer portal.

You can access your CPD profile to view, update and monitor your annual CPD Plan activities. For further information, please contact the CPD Department at 403.229.4766 or toll free at 1.800.661.9003 or via email.


The Law Society of Alberta’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program is a regulatory program of the Law Society. It is a mandatory requirement for all active lawyers in Alberta to annually make a CPD Plan declaration.

The CPD Program is a flexible and convenient method to ensure lawyers meet their professional duty of competence and meets the Law Society’s public interest mandate by implementing a regulatory program to ensure the ongoing competence and professionalism of lawyers in Alberta. The Law Society of Alberta regulates lawyers in the public interest. It is important to be accountable and demonstrate to the public that lawyers maintain and strive for high levels of professionalism and competence in the practice of law. The Law Society of Alberta is committed to self-regulation of the legal profession, and to establishing the highest standards of governance and protection of the public.

CPD Requirements
CPD General Information

Although there is no mandatory minimum hourly requirement, the annual planning, declaration and implementation of a CPD Plan is mandatory for all active lawyers practising in Alberta. 

Additional Information

CPD Activities
- Accreditation
- Resource Listing

FAQs - For Lawyers
FAQs - For Administrators
Charis CPD Summary Report