The Canadian Bar Association Futures Initiative holds the first of five FuturesChats today. Each Tuesday in October — today and October 8, 15, 22 and 29 — Slaw blogger Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law will moderate a Twitter chat about the future of law in Canada. The conversation is live from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET [5:00-5:30 p.m. CT / 4:00-4:30 p.m. PT etc.].
The topic for today is "the primary objective(s) of legal education."
If you're unable to be part of the live chat, you'll be able to read all about it on the CBA FuturesChat site the next day, when they'll post a Storify compendium of the tweets.
Topics for the rest of the month will be:
- the advantages and limitations of the articling system in providing an appropriate level of professional training to prospective lawyers? Are there other options?
- the necessary changes with respect to legal education in Canada
- how legal services can be changed to improve access to justice
- how to achieve more equitable representation of historically under-represented groups.