The College of Law Practice Management awarded its 2011 InnovAction Award to the bridging program that helps internationally trained lawyers get qualified to practise law in Ontario.
The 10-month course, launched in 2010, gives students hands-on experience in the Canadian legal environment. It graduated its first class in March 2011.
The U.S.-based organization created the InnovAction Awards, now in their seventh year, to encourage creative thinking in the legal profession.
“Future survival of a vital and contributing legal profession now depends on the innovative, unstuffy thinking of a few individuals and organizations around the world.
It is the mission of the College of Law Practice Management to shine a spotlight on extraordinary thinking and impressive implementation to illustrate what can be accomplished when firms dare to take a risk,” said Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, past president of the college.