Virtual Law Firm Assessor

CPLED IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES THE TRAINING NEEDED BEFORE BEING CALLED TO THE BARS OF ALBERTA, MANITOBA, NOVA SCOTIA AND SASKATCHEWAN.

Before becoming a lawyer, students must article and complete the Bar admission program, Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP).

HELP PREPARE THE LAWYERS OF TOMORROW – JOIN THE TEAM!

Meeting the requirements to be called to the Bars of Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan takes a whole team of educators, lawyers, simulated clients, assessors and coaches.

Why should you join the PREP team as a paid member of our program?

– You’ll have an exciting position that allows you to give back to your professional community by helping to train the lawyers of tomorrow
– You may qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with your Law Society
– Choose opportunities that best fit your schedule

Position Profile

The Virtual Law Firm Assessor (Business Law Assessor, Criminal Law Assessor, Family Law and Real Estate Assessor) is a lawyer who can assess student assignments during the Virtual Law Firm phase of PREP. Assessors do not need to be experienced in a particular practice area or practice within the jurisdiction of the students to which they are assessing.

The Virtual Law Firm rotations will require students to manage simulated client files for their fictional supervising lawyers. These deliverables may take the form of video recorded advocacy, interviews, negotiations, written correspondence, memorandums, contracts, or court documents. Students will upload their assignments to the online learning environment, D2L and assessors will use a competency-based rubric to mark the assignments and to provide developmental feedback to students.

CPLED will train assessors on the rubrics and provision of constructive feedback. As part of the training, assessors will assess sample assignments, which will be benchmarked to ensure consistency. CPLED uses an online plagiarism program to detect potential breaches of academic integrity.

Qualifications and skills

Practised in Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and/or Saskatchewan for a minimum of five years.

Compensation

Each rotation of the Virtual Law Firm has a different time commitment and a different number of assignments that require assessment. Virtual Firm Assessors will be compensated as follows:

– Business Law rotation $150/student
– Criminal Law rotation $125/student
– Family Law and Real Estate $240/student

Training

Virtual Law Firm Assessors will be required to attend a one and a half-hour orientation session as well as the calibration session for each rotation of the Virtual Law Firm they will be assessing. Please note that training and calibration sessions will not be compensated but are requirements for the position.

Technology requirements

Interested candidates must have a computer with a reliable high-speed internet connection.

If you are interested in applying for this role, complete the application form on our website.

Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 08/31/2020