LAWPRO is offering a $50 Premium Credit (to a maximum of $100) for each CPD qualifying program you complete. This program is to encourage participation in CPD programs that include risk management content. The Risk Management Credit is distinct from the Law Society's mandatory CPD requirements. While a CPD program may qualify for a certain number of hours toward the Law Society's annual requirements, it will not necessarily also qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. Click here to view LAWPRO's requirements for approving a CPD program for the Risk Management Credit.
You will receive a $50 Premium Credit (to a maximum of $100) on your 2018 insurance for each CPD qualifying program you complete. In order to receive the credit, you must complete the online Declaration on LAWPRO's website by September 15, 2017.
A list of approved courses can be found at http://www.LAWPRO.ca/CLECredit/CLE_List.asp. Promotional literature for qualifying programs will carry the LAWPRO "seal" of approval.
LAWPRO is working closely with the Law Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA), the County of Carleton Law Association and other local law associations, The Advocates' Society and other not-for-profit CPD providers to create programs that will qualify for the LAWPRO Risk Management Credit. CPD Programs offered internally by law firms (for firm lawyers and/or clients) may also qualify for the Credit, provided they meet all other eligibility requirements. To qualify for this credit, a course must include a risk management component and be submitted to LAWPRO for approval. To view a complete list of requirements for designation as a qualifying program, visit: http://www.LAWPRO.ca/CLECredit/default.asp.
Yes, you may claim the credit as long as the approved program you attended AND your call date was prior to the September 15 deadline to claim for the following policy year.
You can claim the credit for participating in an approved program via a live webcast or the Law Society’s ILN, provided you watch the entire program and have a copy of the program materials.
You can claim the credit for reviewing an approved program on replay, provided you watch or listen to the entire program and have a copy of the program materials. On the CPD declaration form you should claim credit for a replay of a previously approved CPD program. We only keep a list of approved programs from the current CPD year. To tell if an older program was approved look for LAWPRO logo indicating Risk Management Credit (or CPD Premium Credit prior to 2010) approval.
In order for the Risk Management credit to be applied to your 2018 premium, the online CPD Declaration must be completed no later than September 15, 2017. This allows LAWPRO to include the credit on your 2018 invoice.
Yes. Completing 3 modules of the Online COACHING Centre (OCC) or a Homewood e-Learning course also qualifies for one $50 premium credit. However, lawyers must complete three new OCC modules or e-Learning course each year they claim the credit. Please note that if you have already claimed two credits for attending approved CPD programs, you cannot claim an additional credit for the OCC or Homewood e-Learning course (the maximum Risk Management Credit in any policy year is $100).
No, the maximum Premium Credit for completing the OCC modules or e-Learning courses is $50 each.
You may contact LAWPRO Customer Service by email at service@LAWPRO.ca or call 416-598-5899 or 1 800 410-1013.
You may contact Homewood Health at 1-855-403-8922.
April 30, 2017