Registration for the 2022 offerings opens Tuesday, January 4.
Legal research and writing are fundamental skills required of practising lawyers in Canada. To help students better prepare for Bar admission we have developed a Legal Research and Writing (LRW) course that provides students with insights and best practices as well as an opportunity to apply their learnings throughout the course.
The LRW course is considered a valuable tool by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in preparing students to write their NCA exams.
The LRW course is an eight-week course that consists of two online modules, with a multiple-choice quiz after each module and four assignments that include a research and writing component. Students must complete the first module, Legal Research, Fact Gathering and Case Management before the second module, Written Communications: Legal Writing is released.
Legal Research, Fact Gathering and Case Management
Clients do not come to their lawyer with clearly laid out legal issues. They come to their lawyer with a problem or a goal and expect their lawyer to apply knowledge and judgment to help. To do that, lawyers engage in fact-gathering, legal research, and case management.
These all form part of the process of providing solutions to clients. In this module, you will cover the following topics: fact gathering, legal research, case management and trial preparation in order to effectively solve problems for clients.
Written Communications Skills: Legal Writing
Communication skills are critically important to lawyers in all areas of practice. A poorly written or drafted document is not only a reflection on the competency of the lawyer who created it but may be the foundation for a potential lawsuit. Litigators, too, are judged by the quality of their writing. In this module, you will review the basics of legal writing, and how to write an opinion letter, an advocacy letter, and a retainer agreement.
Proof of an NCA assessment from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Registration for the January 2022 offering opens Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
- Create a CPLED Student Profile.
- Complete your Student Enrollment Checklist:
- Academic integrity sign off
Review the student user guide to you help you through the registration process.
Course tuition fees
$375 CAD + applicable taxes.
2022 Course offerings
|Course begins||January 26||March 16||May 11||July 6||August 31||October 19|
|Registration closes||January 19||March 9||May 4||June 29||August 24||October 12|
|Course ends||March 15||May 3||June 28||August 23||October 18||December 6|
|Final results released||March 23||May 11||July 6||August 31||October 26||December 14|
Students who complete the LRW course, meet the admission requirements for the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP) and subsequently register for PREP will be exempt from the following PREP Foundation Modules:
- Legal Research, Fact Gathering and Case Management
- Written Communication Skills: Legal Writing