Registering for the LPP

Why choose the University of Ottawa LPP?

  • Admission to the Bar:

The LPP offers Canadian law school graduates (J.D. or equivalent) a new pathway to accreditation and membership with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

  • Practical Training:

The LPP facilitates the transition between law school and legal practice, teaching candidates to think and act like lawyers. Candidates will be trained in all aspects of the legal practice as they complete eight practice modules in civil litigation, administrative law, commercial law, criminal law, family law, real estate law, wills and estates law, and establishing and managing a firm. For more information, visit our practice program.

  • Access to Working Placements:

The LPP provides candidates with a four month placement in a legal workplace, such as a legal firm, a legal clinic, a union, a not-for-profit organization, a company, an administrative tribunal or within government.

  • Networking and mentoring Opportunities:

The LPP offers candidates unique networking and mentoring opportunities by allowing them to work closely with experienced lawyers and eminent conference speakers and by allowing them to participate in a number of continuing professional development activities. Visit our team and community support sections to see some of the people you will meet through the LPP.

Who can participate in the University of Ottawa’s LPP?

Candidates must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the Lawyer Licensing Process of the Law Society of Upper Canada;  
  • have graduated from a Canadian Law School in Common Law or have obtained a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation ; and
  • Have studied law in French or have a solid understanding of the French language.

How can I register for the LPP?

How can I register for the LPP?

Registration in the LPP for the 2017-2018 year must be done with the Law Society of Upper Canada (the deadline for choosing the LPP is May 29, 2017). Afterwards, please fill out the University of Ottawa LPP registration form (only available in French) on or before June 30, 2017 and send it to us by email, fax (613-562-5124) or mail to the following address:

Law Practice Program
Attention: Anne Levesque
Fauteux Hall
57 Louis Pasteur Pvt.
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5

Important Dates

  • Open House: March 8, 2017 at 11:30 am 
  • Online Q&A session regarding the PPD: May 17, 2017 from noon to 1 pm Register here
  • Deadline to register for the French LPP with the Law Society: May 29, 2017
  • Mandatory online information session: June 28, 2017 from noon to 1 pm
  • Deadline to submit Ottawa University’s French LLP’s registration form: June 30, 2017
  • Mandatory online orientation: August  29, 30 and 31, 2017
  • Beginning of in-person training component: September 5, 2017
  • End of in-person training component: December 22, 2017
  • Beginning of work placement component: January 4, 2018
  • End of work placement component:  April 27, 2018

How can I get more information?

If you have any questions, you may communicate directly with the LPP director, Anne Levesque, by email (pratiquezledroit@uottawa.ca) or by phone at 613-562-5800 ext. 1973.

For more information on the English LLP, please visit the English Law Practice Program.

For more information about the registration process, please contact the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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