The Law Society is a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to the Western Australian legal profession. Our unrivalled programme connects you with leaders in the profession, judiciary and academia. As the peak representative body of the legal profession and a not-for-profit organisation, the Law Society’s focus remains to provide an outstanding educational experience tailored to the needs of local practitioners. Our seminars, webinars, online learning, workshops and forums are informative and practical, providing you with information that you can use in your day-to-day practice, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The Law Society takes a multi-faceted approach to legal education, offering webinars – sessions that can be accessed live online – and our CPD Online platform, through which you can obtain high quality CPD seminars, wherever and whenever you like.

For queries, contact CPD Services on (08) 9324 8640 or email

CPD Rules and Regulations

The Legal Practice Board is the regulator of Continuing Professional Development in Western Australia and your first point of contact for any CPD requirement queries.

The CPD year commences on 1 April and ends on 31 March the following year. In each year a minimum of 10 CPD points must be completed in order for a practitioner to renew their Practising Certificate. Each practitioner must complete 10 points from the following competency areas, with at least 1 point from each competency.

Competency Area 1:   Practice Management
Competency Area 2:   Professional Skills
Competency Area 3:   Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Competency Area 4:   Substantive Law

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Get CPD Points for your Law Society Activities

Did you know that if you prepare and/or present a Law Society CPD seminar, or prepare a publication for the Law Society or attend a Law Society committee meeting, you may be eligible for additional CPD points?

Under the Uniform Law, the Legal Practice Board has adopted new rules for additional CPD points (referred to as “units” under Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Solicitors) Rules 2015).

For more details, see the application form here.

The Law Society must assess the application based on the requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia. Any units awarded will be uploaded to the Legal Practice Board CPD management system. No fee will be charged by the Law Society.

Suggest a Seminar Subject

If you would like us to arrange a CPD seminar on an ethical or legal issue, please click here.

All CPD seminars must relate to one of the following competency areas recognised by the Legal Practice Board of WA:

Competency Area 1 – Practice Management & Business Skills
Competency Area 2 – Professional Skill
Competency Area 3 – Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Competency Area 4 – Substantive Law

All submissions will be referred to the Education Committee for consideration.

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