The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is a non–profit organization that delivers pre-Ball call legal education for aspiring lawyers in Canada. CPLED delivers the Bar admission program to aspiring lawyers in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. To be called to the Bar, students must complete their law society’s articling requirement and CPLED’s Bar admission program, the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP).
CPLED is dedicated to helping students hone their practical skills and assessing how well they can apply their legal knowledge and skills in everyday situations—assisting new lawyers to be well-equipped to meet the demands of practice. CPLED maintains a high standard of programs and services for students to ensure a strong transition into the legal profession.
As part of CPLED’s ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, CPLED has launched a large-scale revision of PREP based on feedback from focus groups and other external stakeholders. This revision will see additions and revisions to the current PREP content. As part of the revision process, CPLED is seeking reviewers to conduct jurisdictional reviews of the new PREP content. Specifically, we are looking for reviewers from Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Nunavut to review the revised Foundation Modules.
The Foundation Modules are the knowledge-based learnings for PREP students. The Modules introduce students to content on: ethics, client relationship management, practice management, legal writing, legal drafting, research, interviewing, negotiation, oral advocacy, technology and the skills to become an effective lawyer.
As a Foundation Module Jurisdictional Reviewer, you will review all 11 Foundation Modules to ensure the terminology and content aligns with jurisdictional practices and suggest revisions where terminology or content needs to be addressed.
Materials will be available for review between February 6, 2023, and March 20, 2023.
• Review 11 Foundation Modules via SharePoint to identify, record and correct content to be jurisdictionally accurate.
• 5 + Years of experience in the area of law, compliance, and/or ethics.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and SharePoint. Training and support are available.
• Excellent writing and verbal communication.
• Successful candidates must be in good standing with no current disciplinary actions with their law society.
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• Legally eligible to work in Canada.
Foundation Module Jurisdictional Reviewers are not employees of CPLED. Reviewers will receive an honorarium of the sum of $3,500. The honorarium is inclusive of a brief introductory overview and any technical training required.
We acknowledge that our community of students is very diverse, reflecting different identities of gender, race, faith, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and others, and we aim to reflect these differences with our contractors.
Preference will be given to those candidates who offer demographic diversity (including, without limitation, gender and age diversity) and those who collectively bring the strongest combination of knowledge and experience; understand the concepts of diversity and equity and how those come to play in the education and training of entry-level professionals.
Interested applicants should apply by February 1, 2023, by visiting the CPLED website.
We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only those being considered will be contacted.
Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 02/01/2023