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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

CPD events

Due to the evolving pandemic, the difficult decision was made to cancel all CPD events until 30 June 2020. As Queensland approaches the COVID-19 recovery period and a recovery action plan is established, Legal Aid Queensland will be able to consider future CPD events and will keep you updated.  

All recorded CPD events from the 2019–20 CPD year are available for current preferred suppliers on Grants Online in the Information resources menu. 

The Queensland Law Society has also released free CPD resources for members to help  practitioners meet their CPD requirements.  

Both the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Bar Association of Queensland (BAQ) have implemened compulsory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) schemes as a prerequisite to issuing practising certificates to lawyers.

Both solicitors and barristers are required to gain 10 CPD points in a CPD year, running from 1 April and concluding on 31 March. (The rules of both professional associations make provision for the required number of points where a practitioner does not hold a practising certificate for the full year.)

Continuing Professional Development seminars

LAQ's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars are intended to provide professional development opportunities in line with the QLS and BAQ accreditation programs. LAQ's CPD seminars and events are listed on our website.

Unless otherwise stated in the CPD event details, all seminars are held at LAQ's Brisbane office (44 Herschel St) and are accessible at LAQ's regional offices through teleconferencing facilities.

Practitioners wishing to attend their local Legal Aid office for any CPD seminar should RSVP that local office or telephone 1300 65 11 88. Practitioners attending the Brisbane office do not need to RSVP, but should note their names on the register when they arrive.

Please note LAQ reserves the right to modify the program. Practitioners should refer to the Preferred Access - Grants Online Home page for changes to scheduled events.

  • View upcoming CPD seminars (see CPD events) listed under the Tools and Resources section of the For Lawyers page.

Continuing Professional Development resources

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) papers from LAQ's CPD presentations are available through Grants Online to LAQ's preferred suppliers and Community Legal Centres only.

If you are a preferred supplier needing access to Grants Online for CPD resources, email the preferred supplier coordinator

For any technical problems accessing Grants Online (eg your account or password) email IT Services

Email our Learning and Development team for any queries about specific CPD resources. 

Find out how to become a preferred supplier

Records of attendance

It's the responsibility of suppliers of legal aid services to maintain their own individual records of attendance at CPD events. Legal Aid Queensland does not accept responsibility for the completion of schedules of CPD points as required by the rules of the Queensland Law Society or the Bar Association of Queensland. There are many other ways in which requisite points may accrue and practitioners should confer with their professional body.

Queensland Law Society
Bar Association of Queensland

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