Thanks to generous funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario, Legal Aid Ontario and others, from time to time Innocence Canada is able to provide free, accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) lectures.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Lectures

Innocence Canada is dedicated to increasing the number of continuing legal educational (CLE) opportunities for Police, Lawyers, Courtworkers, Justices of the Peace and the Judiciary on topics related to wrongful convictions.

Past continuing legal education lectures have focused on topics such as:

  • False guilty pleas and the susceptibility of vulnerable populations;
  • Police investigations and interrogations;
  • Eyewitness identification; and
  • Canada’s bail system.

On June 16th, Innocence Canada and the UBC Innocence Project hosted a CPD entitled "Post-Conviction Reviews: Cross-Jurisdictional Perspectives". This panel discussion looked at post-conviction review systems in various jurisdictions. Bringing together lawyers from around the world who review claims of wrongful conviction in varying political climates, this 1.5hr webinar introduced participants to the procedures and legislation supporting post-conviction review work in four jurisdictions. Lawyers from Canada, Australia, Japan and Chile spoke about the post-conviction review system in their own jurisdictions and discussed some of the obstacles they face in conducting this work. This program contains 1 hour and 30 minutes of Professionalism Content accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and Law Society of British Columbia.

Please use the following link to access past CPD lectures delivered by Innocence Canada.

Access Past CPD Lectures

New CPD lectures will be announced as the information becomes available.

Please note that lawyers who wish to receive CPD hours through Innocence Canada online lectures are responsible for verifying that they met the requirements of their province’s law society. Past lectures which have been accredited by the Law Society of Ontario are indicated as such in the lectures’ written overview located below the video.