Pathways Update: Articling Reporting Tool Launched

Posted: 07/21/2014

PathwayslogoThe Law Society recently launched an online reporting tool to support Principals and articling candidates with the fulfillment of the new reporting requirements for the 2014-15 Articling Program.

There are three new requirements, which were introduced as part of the Pathways Pilot Project:

  1. An annual Experiential Training Plan to be filed by Principals at the start of the placement.
  2. A Record of Experiential Training in Articling Program (RET) to be filed by Principals at the end of the placement.
  3. A Record of Experiential Training in Articling Program (RET) to be filed by candidates at the end of the placement.

Principals will use the new reporting tool to develop and file the Experiential Training Plan and both Principals and candidates will use the tool to manage and file their RET. 

The new requirements are part of enhancements to the Articling Program made to support an overall evaluation of the experiential training component of the Lawyer Licensing Process, which includes the Law Practice and Articling Programs.

The Pathway Pilot Project was approved by the Law Society in November 2012 to address the shortage of articling positions. Under the pilot project, candidates may choose to either complete the Articling Program or the Law Practice Program to fulfil the experiential training requirement of the Lawyer Licensing Process.