Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional


All practising members of the Law Society of New Brunswick, whether they work full-time or part-time, must complete, report and certify a minimum of twelve (12) hours of Continuing Professional Development annually (January 1st - December 31st) that consists of:

  • a.   a minimum of two (2) Professional Responsibility and Ethics hours (see Appendix A for a description of qualifying topics, with examples); 


  • b.   a minimum of ten (10) additional hours of qualifying Continuing Professional Development either in the form of additional Professional Responsibility and Ethics hours, or in the following categories (see Appendix B for a detailed description of additional qualifying topics/activities, with examples): 

i. Substantive Law
ii. Procedural Law
iii. Lawyering Skills

See the Rules on Mandatory Continuing Professional Development and the current Requirements for complete information. In the event of a discrepancy between the Rules and the Requirements, the Rules shall prevail.

* The “Law Society of New Brunswick Competency Profile”, accessible here, steers both the Bar Admission Program and the Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Program. The Competency Profile outlines the set of competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) that an individual needs to practise law in New Brunswick safely, effectively, and sustainably.