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The Law Society of Upper Canada has extended the Law Practice Program for two more years.
Published in Headlines
Monday, 07 November 2016 09:00

Editorial: LPP rescued

Cancelling programs is never a popular move.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 31 October 2016 09:00

LSUC committee reverses position on LPP

A Law Society of Upper Canada committee has reversed its position to end the Law Practice Program.
Published in Headlines
In a recent report, a majority of an LSUC committee recommended that Convocation terminate the Law Practice Program next spring.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 24 October 2016 09:00

Confusion for companies result of bill?

The federal government has introduced a bill in Parliament in an attempt to modernize the Canada Business Corporations Act, but some corporate lawyers have lingering concerns that the proposed amendments could cause confusion for some companies.

Published in Headlines

The superintendent of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario has approved an auto insurance policy that covers all Uber drivers, passengers and vehicle owners in Ontario from the moment the Uber app is turned on to the moment passengers exit the vehicle. 

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A long-awaited report on the barriers racialized lawyers and paralegals face has recommended the Law Society of Upper Canada lead by example in snuffing out systemic racism in the legal workplace.
Published in Headlines
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00

Supporters speak out in favour of LPP

Proponents of the Law Practice Program are reeling from a Law Society of Upper Canada report that recommends ending the alternative to articling.
Published in Headlines
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00

Editorial: Tackling racism

I once heard an expert compare racism in Canada to punching a marhsmallow. The point was that racism in Canada is not hard-edged but soft and hard to grab, as well as tricky to pin down. It’s stuck with me for more than a decade. A report by a Law Society of Upper Canada committee on challenges faced by racialized licensees speaks definitive truth to power.
Published in Commentary
Monday, 26 September 2016 09:00

Speaker's Corner: Why the LPP should stay

As the legal profession continues to evolve and adapt to changing needs and as we search for highly qualified, diverse talent to add to the profession, the Law Practice Program provides employers like myself with a window into the future of legal training.
Published in Commentary
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