Consider a lawyer who is on a leave of absence from practice from January 1 to May 28, 2018 and returns to practice from May 29, 2018 to December 31, 2020.
Even if a lawyer only practises for a partial month, the lawyer is subject to the full CPD Requirement for that month.
As a result, in this case:
The lawyer will have a CPD Requirement for 32 months total from 2018-2020 (8 months for 2018, 12 months for 2019 and 12 months for 2020).
The lawyer’s CPD Requirement for 2018 will be 8 months multiplied by 45 minutes for Substantive CPD and 15 minutes for Professionalism CPD, which equals 6 Substantive Hours and 2 Professionalism Hours.
The lawyer’s CPD Requirement for 2019 and 2020 will be 12 months for each of 2019 and 2020 (24 months total). Thus, the lawyer will be required to complete 9 Substantive Hours and 3 Professionalism Hours per year.
The lawyer’s CPD EDI Requirement for 2018-2020 will be 32 months multiplied by 5 minutes, which equals 2 hours and 40 minutes. These EDI Professionalism Hours can be completed at any time from 2018-2020 and are included in the required Professionalism Hours from 2018-2020.