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HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN A NEW EPISODE IS RELEASED?

Once you purchase an episode of LAWPOD, you will get an email every time a new episode is available.

HOW DO I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION/PROOF THAT I HAVE DOWNLOADED AN EPISODE, FOR LAW SOCIETY PURPOSES?

You will receive an email from LAWPOD. Keep this for your records.

I DIDN’T RECEIVE EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT I DOWNLOADED AN EPISODE?

Please check your “Junk” or "Spam" folder for an email from LAWPOD and if you find the email there, please add our email to your safe senders list or personal address book.  If you don’t have an email there, please CONTACT US.

IF WE LISTEN TO LAWPOD EPISODES IN A GROUP (IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY), CAN MORE THAN ONE PERSON CLAIM FOR CREDIT?

If more than one person listens to a LAWPOD episode together, each listener must purchase each episode and provide a unique email address in order to each claim credit (and to respect our business model). If you are listening in a group of 20 or more, please contact us for a group rate. We try to keep our prices low for you. 

HOW MANY HOURS OF PRE-RECORDED CONTENT IS ALLOWED BY THE LAW SOCIETIES?

In Ontario, recorded program formats are eligible educational activities for up to 6 hours per year. For 2020, due to COVID-19, the LSO has removed the 6 hour maximum and there is no cap on recorded program formats.

WHAT IS THE CPD REQUIREMENT IN ONTARIO?

From the LSO website “Under the Law Society’s CPD Requirement, lawyers and paralegals are required to complete at least 12 CPD Hours every calendar year. These CPD Hours consist of a minimum of 3 Professionalism Hours and up to 9 Substantive Hours. Between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020, lawyers and paralegals are required to complete a total of 3 Professionalism Hours that focus on advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the lawyer and paralegal professions. Each year thereafter, lawyers and paralegals must complete 1 Professionalism Hour that addresses issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. These hours count towards the 3 Professionalism Hours required each year.”  For more information see the LSO website. All LAWPOD episodes have been accredited by the LSO for Professionalism and we have noted which episodes have been accredited for EDI. Note that any accredited hours earned over the minimum 3 Professionalism Hours count toward the total required 12 CPD hours.

WHAT IS THE EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (EDI) CPD REQUIREMENT IN ONTARIO?

From the LSO website,"Between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020, lawyers and paralegals are required to complete a total of 3 Professionalism Hours that focus on advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the lawyer and paralegal professions. Each year thereafter, lawyers and paralegals must complete 1 Professionalism Hour that addresses issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. These hours count towards the 3 Professionalism Hours required each year.”  For more information see the LSO website.  All LAWPOD episodes have been accredited by the LSO for Professionalism and we have noted which episodes have been accredited for EDI. Note that any accredited hours earned over the minimum 3 Professionalism Hours count toward the total required 12 CPD hours.

DO LAWPOD EPISODES QUALIFY FOR ELIGIBLE CPD/CLE IN ALL PROVINCES?

Our content is intended to be educational, practical, and relevant to the practice of law and professional ethics and responsibilities of legal professionals throughout Canada. Content is accredited by the Law Society of Ontario as noted on each episode.  Many provinces outside Ontario use a self directed approach whereby accreditation is not required, and is up to the legal professional to ensure that the CPD/CLE activity meets their law society provincial requirements. If you are unsure whether a LAWPOD episode is eligible for CPD/CLE credit in your province, please consult your local law society rules and guidelines.