The Law Society is moving forward with a new alternative pathway to lawyer licensing, called the Law Practice Program (LPP). Last December, Ryerson University was selected to deliver the English language LPP to candidates across Ontario. The LPP will be launched in September 2014.
The OBA has been a strong supporter of transitional training to provide law graduates with the practical skills necessary to protect the public and prepare them for entry-to-practice. As the new LPP goes forward, it is essential that the voice of practising lawyers is heard in the design, delivery, and continuous improvement of this innovative new program.
Through a strategic alliance with Ryerson University, the OBA is seeking to ensure that the LPP builds in the practical skills and knowledge that law graduates need to acquire as they enter the law profession. Your input as an OBA Section Executive or Committee member is vital to this process.
Join our live and on-line consultation to learn more and have your say about the LPP, including:
- Ryerson’s LPP approach to interactive, on-line, experiential training
- Your advice on essential elements of transitional training for your practice area
- Upcoming teaching, mentoring, and placement opportunities
- Transitional training questionnaires (in-person & the first 20 on-line registrants)
Doug Downey, Chair, OBA LPP Committee
Pascale Daigneault, President, OBA
Chris Bentley, Executive Director, Ryerson LPP