Legal CPD Rules & Requirements NZ

Our seminars and conferences aim to keep up-to-date with latest legislation changes, developments and best practice procedures. Upskill yourself in your field and earn continuing professional development (CPD) points. 


How to earn CPD points with Legalwise Seminars

Legalwise Seminars offer a host of opportunities to gain the CPD points you need to comply with any professional development obligations. These include:
  • Law Society of New Zealand CPD Rules

    CPD Requirements

    The rules are learner-centred, plan-based and build on your insights and reflective practices. Each lawyer is responsible for their own CPD requirements.

    You will need to:

    •  identify your own learning needs and maintain a CPD plan and records (CPDPR)
    • complete and reflect on 10 hours of CPD activities in line with your learning needs and action plan

    A CPDPR includes:

    • learning needs
    • an action plan
    • an activities record
    • reflections on outcomes
    • reflections on future learning needs
    • documentation verifying attendance

    It is on-going – no stop/start date, may be reviewed and amended.

    Format – no prescribed format.

    CPD Activities

    The requirements are descriptive not prescriptive.

    You choose, but activities must:

    • be verifiable
    • provide for interaction/feedback
    • be planned and structured with a stated purpose and outcomes
    • be related to your identified learning requirements
    • not be part of your day to day work
    • CPD year will run from 1 April – 31 March following year
    • declarations to be filed at end of each CPD year.

    For full details please visit the Law Society New Zealand.

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