Increased Access to Justice in French

Office of Francophone Affairs

The government of Ontario, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, aims to improve access to justice in French by establishing the province's first continuing professional development centre for Francophone legal professionals.

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The goal of the pratiquO pilot project is to help Francophone and Francophile justice professionals in Ontario meet the Law Society of Upper Canada requirement to complete 12 hours of professional development every year, and help non-jurists upgrade their legal skills in French.

Justice professionals from across the province are invited to take advantage of this French-language legal continuing professional development program which will include both online and in-class instruction. The pilot will run from June 2017 to August 2018.