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Meet Arman Chak...
There are
ten modules
to complete; each module evaluates competency in a different way.
of the
CPLED Program
Seven Online Modules
The following are the

that are completed

Legal Research and Writing,
Drafting Pleadings,
Drafting Contracts,
Written Advice and Advocacy,
Practice Management, and
Client Relationship Management.
Ethics and Professionalism*

*Ethics and Professionalism is a stand-alone competency evaluation.
The schedule for the
online modules
is set for the year, and you must
complete them with your CPLED cohort.
CPLED 2017/2018
You have made it a
long way
on your journey to become a lawyer in Alberta.

You are just a
couple of steps
away from being admitted to the Bar:

Articling, and
The CPLED Program.
CPLED stands for the
Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education,
and it is the licensing program of the
Law Society of Alberta.
The CPLED program is a
regional program
, including Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The law societies consider it to be a
highly valuable, and consistent educational experience
for all students-at-law.
Legal Education Society of Alberta
(LESA) administers the CPLED program on the Law Society of Alberta's behalf.
This is likely the
first interaction
you'll have with LESA, but it certainly
won't be the last.

LESA provides
continuing legal education
for the entire spectrum of the Alberta legal community (including articling students, lawyers, and their staff), so
here's hoping
your CPLED experience will be the beginning of a
long and positive relationship with LESA.

We encourage you to explore the
website to see our
seminar offerings
educational resources.
The CPLED program is based on a variety of competencies, including:
lawyering skills,
practice management skills,
ethics and professionalism, and
legal knowledge.
While seven of the modules are completed and evaluated online, three modules are conducted in a face-to-face setting in which student are evaluated on their live performance by some of the top lawyers in the province.
Online Module Scheduling
The schedule is as follows:
Legal Research & Writing:
August 31, 2017 to September 21, 2017
Drafting Pleadings:
October 5, 2017 to October 26, 2017
Drafting Contracts:
November 9, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Written Advice & Advocacy

November 30, 2017 to December 21, 2017
Practice Management:
January 11, 2018 to February 1, 2018
Ethics & Professionalism:

March 22, 2018 to March 29, 2018
Trust Accounting
: Self-study, due March 29, 2018
There is one more course -
Trust Accounting
- that can be completed at any time during the year. However, you must receive your
certificate of completion
by March 29, 2018.
Face-to-Face Scheduling
For the
three face-to-face modules,
you can choose from the following dates:
Do note that
session enrolment is limited
, and preferences are granted on a first-come,
first-serve basis.
Register early!
Oral Advocacy & Professional Responsibility
(choose 1 of 4):
 Week of August 21, 2017 (Calgary)
 Week of August 28, 2017 (Edmonton)
 Week of January 1, 2018 (Calgary)
 Week of January 8, 2018 (Edmonton)
Interviewing & Advising
(choose 1 of 4):
 Week of September 25, 2017 (Calgary)
 Week of September 25, 2017 (Edmonton)
 Week of February 5, 2018 (Edmonton)
 Week of February 5, 2018 (Calgary)
Negotiations & Practice Fundamentals
(choose 1 of 4):
Week of October 30, 2017 (Edmonton)
 Week of November 6, 2017 (Calgary)
 Week of March 12, 2018 (Edmonton)
 Week of March 19, 2018 (Calgary)
Arman is a
Learning Group Facilitator
(LGF). He is one of many experienced lawyers who work with students in the CPLED program, both as a
Watch this
to find out from
what it takes to
successfully complete
these online modules.
Face-to-Face Modules
three face-to-face modules
are as follows:
Oral Advocacy and Professional Responsibility,
Interviewing and Advising, and
Negotiations and Practice Fundamentals.
at these face-to-face sessions is
, so we recommend you discuss the dates with your firm
well in advance
to ensure your choices can be
Competency Evaluations
Each module requires the completion of a
Competency Evaluation.

The Competency Evaluations
simulate tasks
that are typically encountered at the entry-level to
the practice of law.

for the most part
from the evaluations you have encountered in
law school.
Meet Justin and Marissa...
What is it like to attend the
CPLED program
? Watch this video to meet a couple of
past graduates.

They'll give you the student perspective.
Professional Integrity
The CPLED Program has a
strong professional integrity policy
. Plagiarism and other breaches of this policy are taken very seriously.

Please be familiar with our
Professional Integrity Policy
found in the
2017/2018 CPLED Program Agreement.
CPLED Completion
In order to
successfully complete
the CPLED program, you must achieve a standing of
"Competency Demonstrated"
all ten modules.
Supplemental Evaluations
You may write up to three supplemental evaluations if you do not achieve a "Competency Demonstrated" standing.

You have two attempts to successfully complete the entire CPLED course.

Consult the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta for more information.
Tips for Success
Here are our
top five tips
for success:
So, what are your
next steps?
Next Steps
your face-to-face sessions
your signed program agreement
for registration is May 31, 2017
opens March 1, 2017
If you are a student who is part of the
National Committee on Accreditation (NCA)
process, and you are awaiting your
Certificate of Qualification
, you can
register for
the CPLED Program.

You must apply to the
Law Society of Alberta
and meet their
admission requirements
as a student-at-law under the Rules and Policies of the Law Society of Alberta before participating in the CPLED program

For questions regarding the
process and your eligibility as a student-at-law,
please contact the Law Society of Alberta's Membership Department
Certificate of Qualification
Contact Us!
more information
, or to contact us about the CPLED program, please visit

You can also
call us
We look forward
to helping you
further your legal education
in Alberta!
Once you have
, we
contact you
with information about
tuition payment.
Every year, the
Law Society of Alberta
sets the cost for CPLED
Competency Profile
Client Relationship Management
: February 15, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Apply Early
-- face-to-face sessions have limited enrollment.
4:00 pm is 4:00 pm
-- follow instructions and meet all deadlines.
Do the Assignments
-- these are voluntary and critically important.
Take Advantage of Resources
-- facilitators, staff, and other resources.
NCA Students
Manage Stress
-- don't panic, ask for help.
CPLED 2017/18 Program Agreement
CPLED 2017/18 Information Circular
CPLED 2017/18 Online Registration Form
CPLED for Students (LESA Website)
CPLED 2017/18 Key Dates
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