The CBA Legal Futures Initiative welcomes interventions from scholars, practitioners, law students, and advocates that address:
- New legal disciplines – what training and education will 21stcentury lawyers need?
- New legal environments – how can we train lawyers to work effectively in collaborative and multidisciplinary teams?
- New licencing processes – how can we encourage experimentation in the methods used to prepare new entrants for their call to the bar?
- Lifelong education – how can professional development meet the needs of lawyers throughout their careers while also ensuring increased competence in the profession?
- A more representative profession – how can we ensure that law schools and the profession reflect the diversity of Canadian society to a greater extent, and that law school graduates are able to pursue varied career objectives including social justice?
- Bridging theory and practice – how can legal employers and legal educators engage in productive dialogue about matching law school graduates to legal market needs?
- The relevant lawyer – how does the profession become more relevant to clients?
- Transforming the profession – how can educators encourage innovation amongst lawyers?
The Association of Canadian Clinical Legal Education (ACCLE) is pleased to host its 6th Annual Conference at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan from October 23-24, 2015. This year’s conference will focus on “The Place of Clinical Legal Education.” Submissions should be sent by email to Gemma Smyth at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ACCLE Conference 2015 Proposal” by April 30, 2015.