Are you a current articling student, new lawyer (under five years of call), principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students?
We want to hear from you. We are seeking feedback on the types of training and mentoring articling students are receiving, issues related to discrimination or harassment and how prepared articling students feel to practice as 21st century lawyers.
Why are we leading a review of articling? Articling, as a form of applied learning, is part of the traditional journey into the Canadian legal profession. The articling system has been in place for many years in various forms across Canada. A positive articling experience can provide young lawyers with a strong foundation for an ethical and rewarding legal career. Whereas a negative articling experience can lead to issues throughout the career of a lawyer.
As part of our articling review process, and in partnership with the law societies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, we are launching two surveys: one directed at articling students and new lawyers (under five years of call), the second directed at principals, recruiters and mentors. The surveys are designed to help us better understand the experiences and supports that articling students are getting during their articles. The results of the surveys will allow us to critically assess whether our existing systems are appropriately preparing lawyers for the future.
Take the surveys at the links below:
The surveys take about 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the surveys, you can enter for a chance to win a free LESA course of your choice (excludes multi-day programs). The survey responses will be analyzed in aggregate form only. Nothing shared by you will be linked to you in any way. Please encourage your colleagues and articling students to complete the survey if they fall into the categories outlined in the surveys. The surveys will remain open until June 17, 2019.
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