Discover Ways to Earn CPD Credits

You can find recently recorded webinars on our Vimeo channel. If you plan to review a previously recorded course for CPD credit, it is your responsibility to ensure that your review of the course meets the Law Society of BC’s criteria for Approved Education Activities found here.

Tours and training are available by appointment in our Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, and Victoria branches.

Please contact the library branch directly or training@courthouselibrary.ca to make an appointment.

What is a Courthouse Libraries BC Study Kit?

Our study kits have been put together to assist you in completing your BC Lawyers’ Continuing Professional Development credits. In many cases, we’ve put these together with the support and collaboration of partners like the Law Society of BC and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

They are designed to be done in groups of two or more lawyers. Think of it like a book club for lawyers – we’ve gathered some articles and in some cases a scenario for you to review that highlight potential areas of concern or interest for lawyers in practice. We’ve then set out a list of potential questions relating to the material you’ve read.

Two heads are better than one

The kit is designed to be done in conjunction with at least one other lawyer. Your study group may be lawyers from a variety of practice areas, firm sizes and communities. You might choose to do them in person or even connect via telephone conference or live internet chat. If you need a place to host a group, please feel free to get in touch with us to see if one of our libraries may work for you. We suggest that one person agree to take the lead for the group, introducing topics and suggesting new directions.

What role do the questions play? Do I need to answer them all?

The questions are intended to be a guide only to assist you in this discussion and are suggestions only – do some of them, all of them or initiate your own discussions based on the material.

Is it eligible for CPD credit?

The Law Society of BC does not permit lawyers to take credit for independent study. You must do this kit with at least one other lawyer and can only count the time used in study with your colleague. We suggest that you meet for one to two hours.

To record your credits, log in to you account on the Law Society website and search for the words “courthouse libraries study kit”. You will record the hours that reflect the time you met for.

We want to hear from you

We hope that you enjoy this kit and find it useful. We are always looking for suggestions for future kits – if you have ideas or questions, please feel free to contact us at training@courthouselibrary.ca.