Have your say on the proposed new rule regarding ‘CPD Activity’

The Australian Bar Association invites public comment on the draft Legal Profession Uniform Continuing Professional Development (Barristers) Amendment (CPD Activity) Rule 2019 in accordance with s 427 of the Uniform Law (UL).

The Draft Rule provides for a new definition of ‘CPD Activity’, clarifies the content of ‘CPD Activity’ and sets out the format a ‘CPD Activity’ may consist of.

As regards format, the Draft Rule is similar to that contained in the CPD Rules for solicitors and includes activities viewed as substantially beneficial to a barrister's professional development and appropriate for the accrual of CPD points.


The Draft Rule is publically released for written submissions for a minimum period of 30 days in accordance with s 427(3)(b) UL. Submissions may be sent to the ABA by email to: ceo@austbar.asn.au on or before Monday 26 August 2019.

View the PDF here