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Topic 1: The Need for Change

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Reference Materials for Topic 1 provide the following information:

  • Primer on the Purpose of Licensure
  • Overview of the Lawyer Licensing Process in Ontario
  • Licensing Process Statistics
  • Key Participants in Preparing Candidates for Entry to Practice
  • Canadian Law School Curricula
  • Process for Credentialing Individuals with Legal Training from Outside Canada
  • External Regulatory Oversight Over Lawyer Licensing Requirements
  • Lawyer Licensing Processes Across Canada
  • Federation of Law Societies – National Requirement – 2011

Topic 2: Market Dynamics and the Lawyer Profession

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Reference Materials for Topic 2 provide the following information:

  • Primer on the Purpose of Licensure
  • Overview of the Lawyer Licensing Process in Ontario
  • Key Participants in Preparing Candidates for Entry to Practice
  • Highlights of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Labour Market Study
  • Lawyer Membership Statistics
  • Licensing Process Statistics
  • Lawyer Licensing Processes in other Jurisdictions
  • Licensing Processes in other Professions
  • Canadian Law School Curricula
  • Process for Credentialing Individuals with Legal Training from Outside Canada
  • Lawyer Licensing Processes Across Canada
  • Federation of Law Societies – National Requirement – 2011

Topic 3: Licensing Examinations – Assessment of Entry-level Competence

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Reference Materials for Topic 3 provide the following information:

  • Overview of the Lawyer Licensing Process in Ontario
  • Primer on the Purpose of Licensure
  • Licensing Examinations Best Practices and the Ontario Assessment Model
  • Lawyer Licensing Examination Outcomes in Ontario
  • The Evolution of Lawyer Licensing Examinations in Ontario
  • Licensing Examination Frameworks in Other Professions
  • Licensing Process Statistics
  • Federation of Law Societies – National Requirement – 2011

Topic 4: Transitional Training

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Reference Materials for Topic 4 provide the following information:

  • Overview of the Lawyer Licensing Process in Ontario
  • Key Participants in Preparing Candidates for Entry to Practice
  • Experiential Training Options in the Lawyer Licensing Process
  • Experiential Training Competencies for Candidates
  • Experiential Training Plan
  • Sample Behaviourally Anchored Rating Scales in the Record of Experiential Training in Articling Program
  • Recruitment Procedures for Summer Students and Articling Candidates
  • Pathways Evaluation – Interim Results: Years One and Two
  • Licensing Process Statistics
  • Lawyer Membership Statistics
  • Primer on the Purpose of Licensure
  • Lawyer Licensing Processes Across Canada
  • Lawyer Licensing Processes in other Jurisdictions
  • Lawyer Licensing Process Fees in Ontario