The number of Canadian law firms delivering CPD courses expanded today with the launch of Gowlings U.
Full disclosure that Gowlings is a client of ours at Stem, but the general trend of law firms teaching their expertise to other lawyers, corporate counsel, notaries and other professionals seems worth noting. That a number of these courses also comply with law society requirements for CPD credit is also significant.
It's a role that I've long thought that law firms could fill. Especially when firms are widely recognized to have strength in certain practice areas, or regional knowledge that other firms might not. One can imagine sessions from Gowlings, for example, that leverage their presence in Moscow or London UK.
This will certainly be an interesting area to watch going forward.