The Law Practice Program (LPP) is about to change the way lawyers are licensed in Ontario.
The LPP is the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC)’s solution to “the articling crisis.” It’s meant to provide an alternative to law graduates unable to secure the 10-month lawyer-in-training jobs they need to become licensed in Ontario.
The gist of the LPP is that instead of 10 months of mandatory paid work at a law firm, the LPP requires only four months of paid or unpaid work experience and four months of coursework.
Starting in the 2014-2015 licensing year, the LPP . . . [more]