1. Applications for all Internationally Trained Lawyers (ITLs) and National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) candidates* are due on ViLawportal by July 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
*ITLs and NCA applicants include:
NB: For general information about these programs, visit the National Committee on Accreditation website.
2. To participate in ITLNCA OCIs you must:
a) Follow the naming convention below for all documents you submit in ViLawportal, i.e.:
b) Include the following blurb at the end of your Cover Letter:
c) Provide ITLNCA with (1) your full name as listed on your resume, (2) phone number, (3) email address, and (4) a list of all the legal employers you applied to. You must submit the above information by completing this form: https://forms.gle/KjrFw46f86c1fRKa8 no later than July 26, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
3. Candidates should apply to ALL firms, government offices, and/ or legal employers that they are genuinely interested in working with. Candidates should not only apply to the list of firms participating in Toronto 2023 ITLNCA OCIs.
Note: This list will be updated on a rolling basis. You must follow the rules in steps 1 through 3 to above apply to all legal employers in ViLawportal, including those that are not in the legal employers list above.
Helpful information sessions:
All educational materials and information sessions can be viewed on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF6KZn4uRsdXKC43KhQd2GQ/videos
The Law Society of Ontario (“Law Society”) understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected legal employers and law students in a myriad of ways. Following consultation with stakeholders including employers, students and law schools, the Law Society has updated the Recruitment Procedures (“Procedures”) in order to facilitate an equitable and timely process for all participants. Please review the Procedures at: https://lso.ca/Becoming-Licensed/Lawyer-Licensing-Process/Articling-Candidates/Finding-a-Placement/2023-Toronto-Summer-Student-Recruitment-Procedures#b-key-recruitment-dates-and-times-7
If you have any questions about the Procedures, please contact the Law Society at email@example.com.
If you are an Ontario legal employer interested in learning more information about our OCI initiative or participating in ITLNCA OCIs 2023, please contact the ITLNCA Networks’ OCI Committee:
Ontario and Alberta Region - Priscila Atkinson and Morgana Gomes Genn at firstname.lastname@example.org