Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Both the Queensland Law Society (QLS) and the Bar Association of Queensland (BAQ) have implemented 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.

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.

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.

Last updated 24 July 2020