CPD rules in New South Wales


The Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 (NSW) commenced on 1 July 2015 and replaced the current Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) regulatory regime.

  • Each CPD year, a practitioner must, unless exempted in whole or in part, complete at least 10 CPD units. 
  • The CPD rules state that solicitors who are required to undertake CPD, must complete as part of their CPD obligations at least one (1) CPD unit in each of the core area below every year:
    • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
    • Practice Management and Business Skills
    • Professional Skills
    • Substantive law
  • NSW practitioners, may claim 1 CPD unit per hour of private study, including seminar audio and video recordings, to a maximum of 5 units in any CPD year
  • Attending a live online web seminar entitles a practitioner to claim the same number of points as attending the seminar in person.

For full details on the New South Wales requirements please visit the Law Society of New South Wales.



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