Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is further education or training or both.
Writing relevant material that is published
Written relevant material is defined in the Regulations as meaning “written material of a legal nature that is published in a legal periodical or textbook”. A CPD credit of up to a maximum of three hours may be claimed for time spent writing a relevant article or section of a legal periodical or text book that is published. Only time spent in excess of a continuous period of thirty minutes engaged in this activity may be claimed as a credit towards the minimum CPD requirement. The subject matter of the published material will determine its relevance and whether it constitutes general CPD, management and professional development skills or regulatory matters. As with all CPD, the hours engaged in this activity must form part of the solicitor’s CPD record, to be produced if requested by the Law Society to do so together with a copy of the published material.