UCalgary to launch Foreign-Trained Lawyers Program

May 27, 2021

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law has announced that it will be launching the Foreign-Trained Lawyers Program, which will help foreign-trained lawyers meet the qualifications necessary for practicing in Canada. Students in the 12-month program will complete the course requirements for National Committee on Accreditation, and network with local and provincial professionals. Participants will also have opportunities to receive professional development training, articling and career placement assistance, and student support and mentorship. “We are extremely excited to launch our foreign-trained lawyers program, and to help improve access to justice in Alberta and across Canada,” said Ian Holloway, dean of the Faculty of Law. The release says that the program is the only one of its kind in southern Alberta. UCalgary (AB)