Private CPD Points

 

Generally, Private CPD Points are obtained by undertaking a range of other CPD Activities. The table below gives an overview of how Private CPD Points may be obtained.

 

 

Private CPD Points

a.

Attending a conference, lecture, seminar or workshop which is not accredited by the Institute.

1 Private CPD Point per hour;

Minimum activity length of 1 hour.

b.

Attending an in-house seminar conducted by a law practice for its own lawyers.

1 Private CPD Point per hour;

Minimum activity length of 1 hour.

c.

Attending a small group discussion organised by or for a group of lawyers or law practices.

1 Private CPD Point per hour;

Minimum activity length of 1 hour.

d.

Reviewing a multimedia, Internet-based, audio-visual, audio or video programme or material. (Note: A lawyer who reviews a recording of an accredited CPD Activity will only be able to obtain Private CPD Points, rather than Public CPD Points.)

1 Private CPD Point per hour;

Minimum programme/material length of 20 minutes.

Visit the Learning Media page in your ePortfolio for available programmes/materials

 

Criteria for (a) – (d):

The CPD Activity must:

(1)   comprise significant intellectual or practical content;

(2)   deal primarily with matters relating to the practice of law; and

(3)   seek to extend your knowledge or skill in one or more areas that are relevant to your practice needs.

Or

(1)   comprise significant intellectual or practical content; and

(2)   deal primarily with, and seek to extend your knowledge or skill in at least one of the following areas:

(a)      financial literacy;

(b)      information technology and computer literacy;

(c)       office productivity and management skills;

(d)      presentation and communication skills;

(e)      personal management and development skills;

(f)       any non-legal specialist knowledge relevant to your practice needs.

e.

Writing an article relating to the practice of law that is published in an Approved Publication.

1 Private CPD Point for the first 1,000 words;

0.5 Private CPD Point for every subsequent block of 500 words;

Minimum article length of 1,000 words (excluding footnotes, endnotes and bibliography).

f.

Serving as a member (including a chairperson) of any committee, sub-committee, working party or advisory panel (‘Approved Committee’) of the Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Academy of Law and Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

A maximum of 2 Private CPD points per CPD Year regardless of the number of Approved Committees you participate in within a calendar year. You must have served at least 4 months in the CPD Year of the term of your appointment to the Approved Committee.

g.

Participating in the Pro Bono Programme for Law Students as a supervisor. For a list of the Approved Pro Bono Work, refer to http://www.sile.edu.sg/pro-bono-programme.

A maximum of 2 Private CPD points per CPD Year regardless of the number of Approved Pro Bono Works you perform in within a calendar year.