The Practice Foundations Task Force has put forward immediate steps for the Law Society to take to address the issues of discrimination and harassment, as well as competency and readiness to practise, and other issues revealed in the Articling Program Assessment Research Report. One of those steps is establishing a Practice Foundations Advisory Committee (PFAC). The PFAC will:
- Serve as an important and meaningful link to the legal community and current state of articling
- Develop recommendations to address immediate issues uncovered in the survey results and to improve the future of articling
- Promote further engagement with the profession
We are seeking applications from current articling students, new lawyers (articled in the last five years), principals or mentors of articling students and young lawyers, and internationally trained lawyers. Lawyers from demographics that have been traditionally underrepresented in the profession are encouraged to apply.
The PFAC will be selected by the Practice Foundations Task Force. The PFAC Chair will serve as a link between the Task Force and Advisory Committee.
Participation in the PFAC is voluntary, and no remuneration will be provided. Members of the PFAC are asked to commit to a minimum two-year term. Expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with Law Society policy.
Application Deadline: Friday October 18, 2019