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André Bacchus featured in The Inclusive Leaders Showcase 2018 – Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Ontario

Today’s #InclusiveLeader is @andrebbacchus! Known for helping spearhead Ryerson’s Law Practice Program @RULPP & assisting racialized and marginalized groups with career planning.

The value of mentorship in Ryerson’s LPP –

Mentorship is a key component of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP), providing candidates with tools that will help them succeed in their legal careers, says program director Gina Alexandris.

“The impact of mentorship is to provide candidates with exposure to a professional network, and to the varied experience these people bring to the profession,”

“Success for our candidates in the very short term means completing the program and then moving on to being called to the bar.

Ryerson’s LPP helps future lawyers flex their networking muscles –

A successful law practice relies on relationships, so one of the most important skills future lawyers must develop is the ability to build connections, says André Bacchus, the assistant director of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP).

“We share with LPP candidates that as part of joining this profession, you have to be able to expand your networking ability to uncover opportunities for yourself and to develop your client market as well,” Bacchus tells

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario with our 2017 A2J LPP Winners!

The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario, recently hosted our A2J winning team to discussed their A2J initiatives. Thank you!

LPP work placements an opportunity for candidates, employers –

The work placement portion of Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP), gives its candidates a chance to get “a foot in the door” with potential employers, says André Bacchus, the program’s assistant director.

The four-month placement makes up the second half of the LPP, following hot on the heels of the practical training component, which sees candidates running their own virtual law firm in seven areas of law — administrative, business, civil litigation, criminal,

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program – 2017 Champion of Diversity Award Recipient

Ryerson University Law Practice Program – Toronto

Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) helps future lawyers, including internationally trained lawyers, get hands-on Canadian legal experience and better prepare for work in the Canadian job market. – Congratulations team!

Actors add authenticity to legal training – The Lawyer’s Daily

Lisa wants a divorce.

Her husband has been having an affair, and because of that, she wants custody of their child, who suffers from some serious health issues.

Lisa, however, has a secret buried deep in her past that, if it comes to light, will likely affect the way her case is viewed by the court, and she has no intention of telling her legal team about it…

Four Years of The LPP – Annual Report (2017)

Annual Report

In-person sessions a critical component of Ryerson’s LPP – Kate Wallace, Contributor at

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) will soon hold the final of three in-person weeks, an important component of the innovative program for licensing candidates, says program director Gina Alexandris.

“Because we are a virtual program, for the most part, we really wanted to have a place where the candidates can gather together face-to-face,” she tells

This cohort’s third and final in-person week,

The big problem with articling – Precedent Magazine

Few lawyers are as trailblazing as Sheila Block. When she went to law school, in 1969, she was one of only eight women in her class. After graduation, she became the first female litigation associate at Torys LLP. Since then, her work on major lawsuits — the Nortel bankruptcy, for instance — has made her one of the most sought-out trial lawyers. And recently, she added another trendsetting job to her resumé: advisor and instructor at the Law Practice Program (LPP),