CPD Events

Continuing Professional Development Opportunities

The Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPD Committee) provides legal professional development opportunities to members of the Law Society of Yukon.

The Committee focuses on topics that will assist members to increase their legal knowledge and practical skills, remain aware of their professional obligations, and provide better client service.

The CPD Committee encourages members to bring forward ideas or topics for future CPD activities at any time.


Up-Coming Continuing Professional Development Events


2020 Schedule

Topic: Safe & Effective Practices
Date:  Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time:  12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Westmark Hotel
Registration Information: To register email shannon.kmyta@lawsocietyyukon.com Deadline to register is April 30th, 2020. Payment must be received before the event.
Cost:  $52.50 [$50.00 plus $2.50 GST] includes lunch
CPD Credit: 4.0 hours
Speakers: Justice S. Duncan; Judge K. Ruddy; K. Parkkari; L. Morris
Description: This seminar will begin with practice management tips from two senior members of the bar, Keith Parkkari and Lenore Morris. Topics will include managing client expectations, time management, and common pitfalls and strategies for avoiding them. Next, Madam Justice Suzanne M. Duncan and Judge Karen Ruddy will dicuss expectations of ethical behaviours by the courts. Additional time will be devoted for a moderated discussion and audience questions. This panel will provide you with engaging and insightful tips on practice management and ethics.

Topic: Sexual Assault Law Training
Date: To be announced
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Westmark Whitehorse
Registration Info: To follow
Registration Cost: No charge
CPD Credit: 3.5 hours
Speaker: Dr. Elaine Craig
Description: More information to follow
Bio: To follow

Topic: National Criminal Law Program

Registration is open for the 47th National Criminal Law Program. This year’s Federation of Law Societies’ program will focus on criminal procedure, ethics and The Charter. The presenters will be from Canada’s finest judges, Crown Prosecutors and Defence Counsel.

Where: Victoria, B.C.

When: July 6 – 10, 2020

$698.00 Early Bird rate until April 3, 2020
$775.00 after April 3, 2020

Registration: More information on the full program can be found at https://flsc.ca/national-criminal-law-program

This CPD has been approved for 20+ hours by the Law Society of British Columbia and may be applied towards the mandatory 12 hour Continuing Professional Development requirements in both B.C. and Yukon.