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Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education is Changing the Way New Lawyers Prepare for Practice

October 15, 2019

Calgary, Alberta – The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is changing the way new lawyers are trained by introducing a new Bar admission program called the Practice Readiness Education Program or PREP, which will officially launch in July 2020 to more than 800 students.  ... Read More CPLED program provides lawyers a chance to give back

September 30, 2019

The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education’s (CPLED) new bar admission program offers lawyers an opportunity to give back to their community, says the organization’s CEO Kara Mitchelmore. The Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) is designed to teach articling studen... Read More

CPLED is Moving

September 25, 2019

On November 12, we will be moving to a new space on 11th Avenue in the heart of the Beltline in Calgary, Alberta. The move will take place over the long weekend prior and will not affect regular office hours. Our new mailing address will be: Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED)... Read More CPLED transforms students into competency-trained lawyers

August 27, 2019 interviewed Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, Chief Executive Officer and Janet Pierce, Education Consultant & Project Manager recently on CPLED's new competency framework. "Law schools teach students the intricacies of the legal system and its guiding statutes, but not necessarily all of ... Read More

Strength in Numbers

August 26, 2019

How Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are redefining Bar admission. When Don Thompson, QC came to the Alberta Law Society 20 years ago, the quality of Bar admission programs was on his mind. “I had been working with the British Columbia Law Society and there were some conversations amongst Alb... Read More

The Mind of a CPLED-Trained Lawyer – CPLED’s new Competency Framework

August 06, 2019

To be called to the Bar, students require more than knowledge of the law; candidates must demonstrate that they have the competencies, skills and character to practice law to the highest standard. New lawyers need to have the communication skills and understanding of how to practice law, as well ... Read More