Call Us Now

Blog

Ryerson Chooses Pinto Wray James for Administrative Law Lead in Launch of Law Practice Program (LPP)

Posted On: October, 29 2014

With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Ryerson University launched its much-anticipated Law Practice Program (LPP).

The LPP began when the Law Society of Upper Canada approved the Pathways Pilot Project in November 2012 to allow candidates for lawyer licensing to obtain necessary professional experience by means other than the traditional 10-month articling term. It forms part of a three-year pilot project designed to remove barriers to licensing amid a shrinking number of available articling positions and expanding numbers of law graduates in the province. Ryerson is working with respected practitioners to develop simulated client scenarios, skills-based training, and demonstrations focused on various areas of practice.

 

Because of their reputation for excellence in administrative law, lawyers from Pinto Wray James LLP were invited by Ryerson to be the Administrative Law lead and develop interactive curriculum which will introduce LPP candidates to the practice of law before various administrative tribunals in Ontario. The Executive Director of Ryerson’s LPP is former Attorney General of Ontario, Christopher Bentley.

On Monday, August 25, 2014, Andrew Pinto and Morgan Sim joined honoured guests including the Treasurer of the Law Society and the President of the Ontario Bar Association to kick off the program with a banquet and keynote address by Ontario’s new Chief Justice George Strathy. During his first official speech as Chief Justice of Ontario, Justice Strathy discussed the province’s access to justice problem, calling it his “biggest challenge” but also the “biggest opportunity” for LPP candidates once they are called to the bar.

Access to the justice system in Ontario has become too slow and expensive. As a consequence, Ontario’s courts are full of self-represented litigants. Addressing approximately 250 LPP candidates present at the banquet, Chief Justice Strathy proposed that, as lawyers, “we need to shift to make the delivery of justice as important as justice itself.”

 

Contact Us

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

5 STAR REVIEWS

  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by SB

    I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the outcome and how very grateful I am for the guidance and support that you and your team provided.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Google user

    Patrick James is really a great lawyer who is smart and great to deal with. He's been our litigation counsel for over 5 years on several different matters. Patrick recently gave our company great strategic advice that resulted in a big commercial litigation win for our company. He's fierce, tenacious, and really cares about getting the best outcome for his clients.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Google user

    Patrick is a very good lawyer. He recently successfully defended a lawsuit against my company and has pursued several litigation claims for us in the past. All claims settled input favour. Mr. James is smart and quickly gives you great strategic advice. Patrick has been a real asset to our business.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Sandra L.

    Andrew Wray and Patrick James recently helped settle a difficult situation for me and my family. The results were exactly what we were hoping for. They are honest, strategic and will provide you with the best advice for you and your financial situation. I highly recommend them to everyone I know.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Mark C.

    Their team is highly focused and incredibly professional - from our experience it would be difficult not to believe that Pinto Wray James are one of Ontario's leading Firms in Labor and Employment law. The mindful client care and complete understanding of the case eased fears and the stress that comes with any legal dispute. Expect to find high level smartly crafted legal solutions at Pinto Wray James LLP - couldn't recommend more.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Sherry C.

    Patrick is knowledgeable, strategic, supportive, and patient. His guidance and advice helped me to maintain focus and to keep things in perspective. His experience and keen perception provides him with an edge that allows him to assess the situation, the people involved, and to offer a strategic resolution that works best for all involved. If you ever require legal advice and assistance, I highly recommend him and his team. They will be there 100% for you.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Christian V.

    Patrick is a fearless advocate for diverse clients. His strategic approach, and his empathy, are what set him apart as a litigator, and champion of the underdog.
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by A Google User

    I have no hesitation recommending Andrew Wray of Pinto Wray James LLP. He provided me with legal advice regarding an employment law issue and his council was practical and honest. Andrew's approach is very much one of blending legal excellence with good common sense. An excellent lawyer!
  • Rating: 5 Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
    Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Larry S.

    Patrick listens to his clients and shows compassion, empathy and professionalism. He cares deeply that the individual that has been wrongfully terminated gets the best judgment available to him. I would not hesitate in recommending him to friends or family.
Submit