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Chris Bentley _ Managing Director of Ryerson's Law Practice Program

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Chris is the Managing Director of the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and the Law Practice Program (LPP), both housed at Ryerson University, Toronto.  Chris led the development of the LPP, a modern approach to lawyer licensing authorized by the Law Society of Ontario.   He also co-founded LIZ, Canada’s first incubator dedicated to legal startups, to help deliver better legal solutions to consumers.  It supports legal startups, R & D for law firms, businesses, organizations and government,

Chris Bentley _ Managing Director of Ryerson's Law Practice Program

Chris Bentley

Chris is the Managing Director of the Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and the Law Practice Program (LPP), both housed at Ryerson University, Toronto.  Chris led the development of the LPP, a modern approach to lawyer licensing authorized by the Law Society of Ontario.   He also co-founded LIZ, Canada’s first incubator dedicated to legal startups, to help deliver better legal solutions to consumers.  It supports legal startups, R & D for law firms, businesses, organizations and government,

Speaker’s Corner: Chris Bentley’s LPP pitch to the profession

For more than a year, many lawyers have been helping shape the future of transition-year training through the development of the law practice program at Ryerson University. With the program set to start this month, lawyers have plenty of opportunity to participate in it.

Speaker’s Corner: Chris Bentley’s LPP pitch to the profession

For more than a year, many lawyers have been helping shape the future of transition-year training through the development of the law practice program at Ryerson University. With the program set to start this month, lawyers have plenty of opportunity to participate in it.

Former Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley Appointed Executive Director of Ryerson’s LPP

Chris Bentley has been appointed executive director of the Law Practice Program (LPP) at Ryerson University. Bentley has been a strategic advisor to Ryerson on several different projects over the past year and was instrumental in the university’s successful proposal to the Law Society of Upper Canada to become the sole English-language provider of the new, innovative LPP in Ontario.

Strong business case for promoting diversity in law firms: Bentley | AdvocateDaily.com

It makes good business sense for law firms to embrace equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), says Chris Bentley, director of Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) and Law Practice Program (LPP).

Ryerson LPP hosted an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Oct. 9 at the Ted Rogers School of Management to emphasize the business case for promoting these values in the legal sector. “We thought it would be an interesting and interactive way to inform our LPP candidates and members of the bar to help advance their knowledge and to share strategies about how equality,

Creating business plans readies LPP candidates for practice| AdvocateDaily.com

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) aims to better bridge the gap between law school and the practice of law by having candidates create a solid business plan, says Chris Bentley, director of the Toronto-based program.

“From the beginning of their training, we want the candidates to start thinking in a different way,” he tells AdvocateDaily.com. “The legal profession needs to deliver services the way consumers need, not the way we’ve historically provided them.”

Podcast – Sean Robichaud meets with the Law Practice Program – RobichaudLaw.ca

 

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Recognizing a need for alternative pathways for graduated law students to successfully advance to lawyers, the Law Society launched the Law Practice Program in 2014. The initiative was bold and met with controversy among the bar. Many saw the program as redundant, substandard, and exacerbating the problem of unemployment among recently called lawyers.

In only 3 short years,

Chris Bentley _ Managing Director of Ryerson's Law Practice Program

Ryerson kicks off fourth year of Law Practice Program – AdvocateDaily.com

Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program (LPP) wasted no time putting its fourth cohort year participants to work, says Chris Bentley, managing director of the Toronto-based program.

“They hit the ground running,”

Chris Bentley _ Managing Director of Ryerson's Law Practice Program

Welcome Candidates to Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP)!

We are delighted that you have chosen this path. Ryerson has been chosen by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), the Profession’s regulator, to provide a route to licensing for lawyers in Ontario. This is the LPP’s fifth year, and we are building on a very successful first four years.

The Ryerson LPP will help you develop the skills necessary for entry to the Profession through a combination of four months of skills training and four months of work placement.