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Committee benchers question fairness, expense of LPP

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

Law Society of Upper Canada bencher Peter Wardle told convocation Sept. 22 his committee was unanimous that both articling and the Law Practice Program (LPP) provide effective skills training to law graduates.

“The tougher questions really revolved around fairness and sustainability” and a majority of benchers on the committee — who recommended terminating the LPP pilot project — felt those concerns “are not likely to diminish if we give the LPP another two years to run,” explained the chair of the regulator’s professional development and competence...