While Continuing Professional Development activities need not be accredited (approved) by the Law Society of New Brunswick, members must certify to the Law Society that they have complied with the Requirements on or before December 31st of each year. Failure to certify, or misrepresenting Continuing Professional Development activities completed, may result in disciplinary action.
By December 31st of each year, members must log into the Law Society membership portal and click on the Continuing Professional Development reporting link to report their Continuing Professional Development activities.
If the deadline is not met, the member may be granted an extension until April 1 of the following year to complete, report and certify compliance. A $200 (plus HST) late completion fee is automatically charged to members who have not met the requirements by December 31st.
A member who has not complied with these requirements by April 1st shall be suspended from practice until all required hours are completed, reported and certified.
Members must maintain documentation confirming all reported CPD hours for seven (7) years and may be required by the LSNB to produce these records at any time.
For an easy step-by-step guide to help you with reporting your activities in the member portal, click here.