Looking for current continuing professional development materials online? Well, you’re in luck! AccessCLE is a database that hosts LSO CPD program materials from 2004 onwards. This free resource lets you browse for programs and papers by area of law and year, or conduct full-text searches by keyword. This post is meant to map our readers on navigating AccessCLE.
Every year, lawyers and paralegals who are practising law or providing legal services in Ontario must complete at least twelve continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Formerly called Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Ontario, it is known by either name in other jurisdictions. The Great Library collects CPD/CLE print materials made available from select providers such as the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, and LawPro.Continue reading “Legal Research Survival Guide, Part 5 – CPD/CLE as Field Notes”
The Great Library’s AccessCLE continuing legal education digital repository provides free access to Law Society CPD materials. Now the embargo, which limited access to the most recent CPD materials, has been removed.
Great news for legal practitioners, researchers and law librarians! The Law Society of Ontario has eliminated its embargo on new CPD materials available through AccessCLE. Now even the most recently added papers from 2019 programs are free to print or download in PDF format.Continue reading “Law Society Improves Access to Current CPD Materials by Lifting Embargo”