Your trusted CPD partner

CPD Toolbox

CPD CycleWelcome to the CPD toolbox. The toolbox contains information and resources to help you create and maintain your CPD Plan and Record (CPDPR). 

The CPD scheme

From 1 April 2014 (with a transition period from 1 October 2013), all New Zealand Lawyers will be required to complete at least 10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) each year. See Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Ongoing Legal Education – Continuing Professional Development) Rules 2013.

NZLS CLE Ltd offers a comprehensive range of CPD compliant programmes and resources that will help you meet your CPD requirements.


Where do I start? - Steps to meeting your CPD requirements

We will guide you through meeting your CPD requirements by working through the steps below.

The more time you invest in planning your CPD, the more likely it is that you will focus your learning effectively.  You will then spend your precious time learning about topics that are relevant for your job and the needs of your practice.

  1. Creating and managing your CPDPR
  2. Identifying your learning needs and proposed actions
  3. Choosing your learning activities
  4. Reflection and evaluation
  5. Verification
  6. Your CPD record
  7. Key dates
  8. Templates and downloads

Where can I find out more about the CPD scheme?

The New Zealand Law Society website provides comprehensive information on the scheme, and resources to assist you in completing your CPD requirements. Additionally, an archvied webinar presentation is available to view - access the archive.

I have a question about CPD

If you have any questions about the CPD scheme itself, and what it means for you, you should contact the NZLS at: [email protected] or phone 0800 223 030.


Next page   Creating and managing your CPDPR

freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

[email protected]

04 472 7837
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand