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Lawyer experiential training program enhancements

Update on mandatory minimum compensation for experiential training for lawyer licensing candidates

At its meeting on April 28, 2022, Convocation confirmed a policy of mandatory minimum compensation for articling and other experiential training positions. The decision follows a debate and input from the profession on whether the minimum compensation requirement should be replaced with a best practices approach that encourages but does not require minimum compensation.

Mandatory minimum compensation for articling, the Law Practice Program and the Programme de pratique du droit was initially approved by Convocation in December 2018, as part of a series of enhancements to the lawyer licensing process, but implementation was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new target date for implementation is May 1, 2023; updates will be provided as information becomes available.

View the April 28, 2022, report.

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