For the legal community
How can you contribute to the LPP’s success?
Practicing lawyers can:
- provide a four-month articling to a candidate;
(January - April)
- become a mentor in the LPP mentorship program; and
(August - April)
- participate in one of many learning activities organized by the LPP.
(August - December)
Why provide a placement to a candidate of the French LPP?
Access to “practice-ready” interns:
Before commencing their placements, LPP candidates will have undergone an intensive four-month practical program during which they will familiarize themselves with all aspects of the legal practice including communicating with clients, legal researching and drafting, strategic decision-making, oral argument, computerized firm management, time management, billing, professional responsibility, developing a business plan, and networking.
Increase your organisation’s capacity to provide French services:
All University of Ottawa LPP candidates are fluent in French and able to provide legal services in that language. Only candidates who have studied law in French or who have successfully completed a French-language examination are admitted into the University of Ottawa’s LPP and our program includes a rigorous legal writing and oral advocacy component in French.
Access to bi-jural interns:
Many University of Ottawa LPP candidates are trained in both civil law and common law.
Promote access to justice:
Lawyers working in small- and medium-sized firms, clinics, not-for-profit organizations, unions, and as in-house counsel play a vital role in promoting access to justice. By providing a placement to an LPP candidate in one of these workplaces, you contribute to training the next generation of lawyers ready to work in these areas.