August 15, 2016

Law Practice Program

1447979233_finance-hammerWe are looking for volunteers to help us with the first week of the Law Practice Program (Monday August 22 – Friday August 26th). If you want to learn more about the Law Practice Program, please see the bottom of this email or visit www.ryerson.ca/lpp.

Volunteers will assist with registration, act as “runners”, assist with re-organization of schedules and feedback forms (filing), guide Candidates and lawyers, assist with timekeeping in workshops, and any other tasks that are required.
What: Law Practice Program- first mandatory in-person week for LPP Candidates
When: Monday August 22nd, Tuesday August 23rd, Wednesday August 24th, Thursday August 25th, Friday August 26th
Time: Shifts between 6:00am-7:00pm
Duties: will vary – upon confirmation we will let you know with a schedule provided
Please complete the Volunteer Availability – August 22-26 In-Person Week Form to confirm availability/interest in volunteering (https://goo.gl/forms/uIH1Kk5iYuc05EXy2).
We rely heavily on our volunteers for success of our programs. Please ensure that you are available for these dates and times before expressing interest in volunteering. You do not have to be available all days of that week.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Thanks so much, we look forward to seeing you!

Aleks, Lee & Pat

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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 22nd until the end of December, is mostly done online, it is a mainly virtual program, in which approximately 330 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 22nd-26th, October 13th-16th, December 12th-16th). The LPP Candidates then must complete a 4-month work placement from January-April, 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.