MCPD Requirements – Online CPD Options

All practising lawyers must complete 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in each calendar year.

What is the deadline?

All hours must be completed by December 31.

What options are available?

CPD options available 24/7:

Other High Quality CPD Providers 

For a comprehensive list see this CPD announcement So Many Options!

Where can I find more details about the requirements?

Visit our website: MCPD Requirements and Eligible Activities.


CPD Programing and CPD on Demand


Meeting Your MCPD Requirements


Family Matters! New practice resources available now.

Family law practitioners assist with legal issues that represent some of the most important matters their clients will face. We’ve been working with volunteer lawyers who have the expertise to help develop some new and substantial Family Law resources. This effort generates up-to-date content to reflect the many significant recent changes, including procedural changes, amendments to the Divorce Act, and notes on potential future changes to provincial legislation.

The results of that work are now being realized!

We are excited to announce that our free library of Practice Area Fundamentals written resources is expanding with a nine-chapter collection focusing on Family Law, including a chapter devoted to child protection and guardianship.

This collection represents a high-value resource as changes continue to unfold in this practice area.

Available now: 

Chapter 1: Initial Considerations

Chapter 2: Commencing an Action and Interim Relief

Chapter 3: Divorce, Parenting, Support and Protective Relief

Chapter 4: Property and Pensions

Chapter 5: Discovery, Preparation for Trial and the Trial

Chapter 6: Enforcement, Variation and Appeals

Chapter 7: Agreements

Chapter 8: Adoption, Assisted Reproduction and Parentage

Chapter 9: Child Protection and Guardianship


Continuing Professional Development – So Many Options!

Sometimes we hear members say “I just need to get my hours…” While there is a concrete requirement that is measured by hours, please don’t reduce professional development to “hours”.

The Mandatory Continuing Professional Development rules were put in place to provide a minimum requirement to assist you in making sure that you prioritize maintaining and enhancing your professional competence… reality is, we all work to “deadlines”. The real intention is for you to reflect on your competence and determine your professional development needs so you can then find meaningful resources to address your needs and goals. This is not about just “getting your hours”. Please don’t do that to yourself, that’s just wasting your time and energy!

Now, more than ever, you have a vast array of options to enhance your own professional development. Online resources abound and you can access them at virtually any time of day. This is excellent news as we know that the needs of individual lawyers vary a great deal and there is no one provider of CPD that can offer all things to all lawyers.

Here in Manitoba we are particularly fortunate to have a collaborative and collegial relationship amongst the various arms of the legal profession. Each arm contributes to and offers educational opportunities and we highly recommend that you take a look around to ensure you are taking advantage of the most relevant CPD for you and your practice.

Here are a few places for you to look for high quality CPD:

The Law Society of Manitoba also offers CPD Programs, both live and on demand.

As always, if you have any questions about CPD or the requirements you may contact us at: or