Conferences, Seminars, Courses and Units of Study offered under Sydney Law School's Events Program meet the necessary requirements of both the Law Society of New South Wales and the New South Wales Bar Association in relation to their individual members.
For a full list of Sydney Law School conferences, seminars and events please visit the Sydney Law School Events Calendar.
For a full program of current MCLE/CPD eligible events, please click here
Please see the links below for further information on CPD rules for relevant states and territories.
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education is a requirement of the Law Society of New South Wales, and practising solicitors are required to obtain ten units of MCLE annually in order to maintain registration as a legal practitioner. For information on the Law Society's requirements, Further information - Law Society of New South Wales.
Continuing Professional Development is a requirement of the New South Wales Bar Association. Barristers are required to accrue ten points each practising certificate year. For information on the Bar Association's requirements, Further information - New South Wales Bar Association.
All legal practitioners who hold a Victorian Practising Certificate are required to complete 10 hours of CPD activities every CPD year (even if the holder practises interstate or overseas). The CPD year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
The compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for legal practitioners in Victoria first commenced operation on 1 April 2004 pursuant to the provisions of the Continuing Professional Development Scheme Rules 2004 (CPD Scheme Rules 2004). The CPD Scheme Rules 2004 were introduced by the LIV, in its capacity as an RPA, pursuant to Section 72 of the Legal Practice Act 1996. Further information - Law Institute of Victoria
Practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 10 CPD points each year to maintain their practising certificate, stay up to date with legislative changes and the evolution of the ‘business of law’ in their practices. Further information - Queensland Law Society
Please note: there are currently no requirements for legal practitioners to undertake mandatory CPD in Tasmania. Further there are no CPD requirements for ACT solicitors