The Law Practice Program at Ryerson University is looking for volunteers to help with the third in-person week of the Law Practice Program (LPP) (Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17). The LPP is a really exciting transition in the legal field that is in its second year! This is the final in-person week of 2015.
What: Law Practice Program In-Person Week
When: December 14th to December 17th (please see survey below for specific times on each date)
Where: Double Tree Hilton Hotel – 108 Chestnut Avenue (5 minute walk to Ryerson)
AND Courts (361 University Avenue)
Duties may include: Registration, guiding Candidates and lawyers, time keeping during Candidate interviews, supporting LPP staff, set-up of events, ensuring the catering/daily agenda runs smoothly, etc. (duties vary depending on the day)
If interested, please confirm your availability/interest for each day by filling out the Volunteer Availability Form (link below). Please select all the times that you are available to volunteer and hold those dates until you are provided with the final volunteer schedule.
Volunteer Availability Form (http://goo.gl/forms/U8xOxWlnG4)
What is the Law Practice Program?
The Law Practice Program at Ryerson University is an innovative alternative to traditional articling in Ontario. Ryerson works with the Law Society of Upper Canada and the legal community, including a strategic alliance with the Ontario Bar Association, to deliver a dynamic program that prepares Law School graduates to succeed in their legal practice and careers.
To be clear, this program is for those that have completed law school, and now have the option of taking this program rather than articling the traditional way. Many lawyers are involved with developing the training component (the curriculum), acting as mentors to the LPP Candidates, as well as hosting an LPP candidate during the work placement component.
The training component from August 24th until December, is mostly done online, it is a mainly virtual program, in which approximately 300 candidates coming in will be divided into firms of four, and mentored throughout by practicing lawyers. There are three mandatory in-person weeks in which the LPP Candidates will be at Ryerson University, getting the training that must be done in-person (these weeks are August 24th-28th, October 13th-16th, December 14th-18th).
The LPP Candidates are then placed by Ryerson at a work placement, in which they will be supervised by a lawyer and have the opportunity to develop and use their skills in the firm/organization. At the end of the program, upon completion of their licensing exams (which they can do before, during, or after taking the LPP) they are eligible to be called to the bar and become a licensed lawyer.