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Majority of committee pushes to end Ontario articling alternative

Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

A proposal to end the pedagogically “excellent” but not “sustainable” Law Practice Program (LPP) that offers law graduates an alternative to articling in Ontario is sparking a vigorous debate among benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Convocation will vote Nov. 9 on a raft of recommendations made Sept. 22 by its 14-member professional development and competence committee about the ‘Pathways’ pilot project on articling and the LPP.

The program of experiential training was launched in 2014 with the aim of providing a route to...