Join the team on the journey of training the future lawyers of Canada

Developing the lawyers of tomorrow requires a team of talented and experienced legal professionals. The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) is recruiting lawyers with five or more years of experience who have a background in Business Law, Criminal Law and/or Family Law for various roles to help deliver the Practice Readiness Education Program (PREP), the new Bar admission program for Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

PREP takes students from just reading about legal activities to carrying them out themselves within simulations, playing out real-life scenarios, and learning from their successes and mistakes while receiving feedback from trained legal professionals.

CPLED is actively recruiting the following positions:

  • Assessment Developers – will develop simulated learning experience for students, at a level of complexity that is reasonable for a lawyer new to the profession. These simulations will be used during the final assessment of PREP, the Capstone. Interested applicants are required to commit to working between 50 and 75 hours in August and September of 2020.
  • Assessment Reviewers – will review developed simulations for legal accuracy, currency, instructional design and jurisdictional differences. Interested applicants are required to commit to working between 25 and 38 hours in October and November of 2020.
  • Virtual Law Firm Assessors – will assess and provide feedback on student assignments during the Virtual Law Firm phase of PREP. Training will begin in October and work will commence in November of 2020.
  • Practice Managers – will meet with students during the Virtual Law Firm rotations (three-month period) and provide coaching and mentorship as well as assess students’ practice management skills. Training will begin in October and work will commence in December of 2020.
  • Capstone Assessors – will assess assignments completed by students during the final phase of PREP, the Capstone assessment. Capstone assessors can choose to assess students’ oral skills such as interviewing or written submissions. Training will begin in
    early 2021 and work will commence in March of 2021.

These are great opportunities for anyone looking for part-time casual contract work that they can do remotely. CPLED will provide training, resources and support for all positions. For more information on these opportunities and to apply, check out the Join the Team section on the CPLED website.

Join the team – PREP lawyer opportunities webinar

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Whether you have already applied for a role or are considering applying this webinar will provide you insight on what you can expect when working for CPLED on the PREP team. Join host Erica Green, acting Education Manager for CPLED, to learn more about the various roles, how to apply, and be provided with an opportunity to have your questions answered.


For more information about CPLED, visit their website.