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FOLA’s Submission on Mandatory Minimum Compensation for Licensing Candidates

May 14, 2023 Modified: January 6, 2024

In April 2022, Convocation confirmed a policy of mandatory minimum compensation for articling and other experiential training positions. The decision follows a debate and input from the profession on whether the minimum compensation requirement should be replaced with a best practices approach that encourages but does not require minimum compensation. 

Mandatory minimum compensation for articling, the Law Practice Program and the Programme de pratique du droit was initially approved by Convocation in December 2018, as part of a series of enhancements to the lawyer licensing process, but implementation was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The target date for implementation is May 1, 2023.

This vote followed a comprehensive consultation period and both the TLA”s & FOLA’s Submission can be found below.

TLA Submission