Prepare to Practice


Prepare to Practice Certifications are developed and facilitated by experienced legal professionals to prepare law students and recent graduates for the practical tasks they’ll face as an articling student and new lawyer.

On demand, free, and obtained within 3 hours or less, Prepare to Practice Certifications are designed not only to give you the critical skills you need, but to help you stand out from the crowd. Impress employers with certifications that validate your knowledge and skills.

How to Get Certified

Get the Practice-Ready Skills You Need


Practice Ready Certifications quickly familiarize you with the common research, drafting and other tasks associated with a practice area. The Practice Ready webinar series provides convenient access to practice area instruction from experts in each field. Get Practice Ready certified by reviewing the online module, then test your knowledge through the quiz.

Practice Ready Certification | Family Law

This course will demonstrate how to navigate a family law file from beginning to end. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will understand the common tasks and skills required of an articling student or young lawyer working through a family law litigation file including how to file an Application, Financial Statement, and Separation Agreement.

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Practice Ready Certification | Employment Law

This course will demonstrate the central tasks that employment lawyers perform for their clients with a focus on the most common source of employment disputes, Terminating the Employment Relationship. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will understand the tasks and skills required of an articling student or young lawyer working through the stages of litigation commenced in respect to an employee’s dismissal from employment, commonly known as Wrongful Dismissal Claims.

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Practice-Ready Certification | Litigation Law

This course will demonstrate how to handle a civil dispute from beginning to end. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will understand the tasks and skills required of an articling student or young lawyer working through the many stages of litigation, including, but not limited to—pleadings, discovery, motions and trial.

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Practice-Ready Certification | Personal Injury Law

This course will demonstrate Personal injury from the approach of the plaintiff and defence. At the conclusion of this webinar, you will understand the tasks and skills required of an articling student or young lawyer working through the many stages of Personal Injury litigation, including, but not limited to—intake meeting steps, initial opinion letter, drafting, serving and filing a statement of claim or defence, and the discovery process specifically undertakings and refusals follow ups and motions.

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Be Ready for Research Tasks


Online legal research is a fundamental skill that all legal employers require of students and associates. Signal to employers that you’ve taken the necessary steps to further hone your legal research skills and accomplish research tasks with polish and professionalism.


LexCanLearn Legal Research Certification:

On demand, free, and endorsed by the Toronto Lawyers Association!

The LexCanLearn Certification is an excellent way to prove you can perform online legal research efficiently and effectively. The certification program reinforces the legal research process taught in law school and prepares you for the depth of research performed as a lawyer. Upon successful completion, your name will be added to the LexisNexis Certification Registry.


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Training Materials

Review our training materials or attend a complimentary training session to learn the basics or refresh your skills.

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