The National Requirement Review Committee (NRCC) has launched a consultation on its draft report on the question of whether to amend the National Requirement to add a non-discrimination provision.
The Draft Report for Consultation on Non-discrimination in Legal Education includes a detailed analysis of the nature and regulatory purpose of the National Requirement, the current legal landscape, and the mandates of the law societies. The report does not include any recommendations, but it does suggest that amending the National Requirement to include a non-discrimination provision may not be appropriate.
Feedback from the consultation will be considered before the NRRC makes its final recommendations to the Council of the Federation next spring.
Interested stakeholders are invited to provide written feedback. It should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 on December 31, 2016.