The Kamloops Daily News reports that next year’s inaugural class of law grads from Thompson Rivers University isn’t likely to face the same articling shortage affecting Ontario law grads.
The article quotes Alan Treleaven, the Law Society of BC’s education and practice director, as saying that although it takes a long time for some BC law grads to find work, most do – compared to the more than 11% of Ontario law grads who aren’t able to get work in their field.
TRU’s law grads will do their PLTC between May and July 2014, and then begin their articles. According to Treleaven, “the legal profession will watch with interest where TRU articling placements occur because one of the stated goals of the school is to place lawyers in Interior and northern practices.”
For more on how TRU is working closely with the local legal community, see last year’s BC Law Watch post, Spotlight on Thompson Rivers University.