Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Western Australian Bar Association (WABA) is approved by the Legal Practice Board as a QA Provider of CPD activities. Attendance at CPD events conducted by the WABA qualifies participants to CPD points for the purpose of satisfying requirements under Legal Profession Rules 2009 (Rules) made pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2008.
Subdivision 3 of the Rules sets out the requirements for CPD for practising certificates issued on or after 1 July 2015. Effective from 1 April 2015, a number of changes were made to the CPD requirements imposed under the Rules. A brief outline of some of the changes is set out below:
Competency Area 1 Practice Management
Competency Area 2 Professional Skills
Competency Area 3 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Competency Area 4 Substantive Law
Rule 13B(2) provides that practitioners are required to earn 10 CPD points during the CPD period.
Further details of CPD Requirements and Guidelines may be found at - www.lpbwa.org.au/Documents/Legal-Profession/Continuing-Professional-Development/CPD-Guidelines/20150316-CPDGuidelines-for-LPAR-2015.aspx