Students receive course materials on the first day of the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC) including the Student Handbook, the Practice Material and the Activity Plans binder. Students will also need their Member's Manual.  

Student handbook

The student handbook contains information about the course and the student calendar.

Practice material

The Practice Material contains most of the readings that PLTC students will need to prepare for classes, assignments, assessments, and the two qualification examinations. The Practice Material summarizes practice and procedure in core areas of practice in BC, and is organized by subject into three binders:

  1. Business (Commercial and Company), Real Estate, Wills
  2. Civil, Criminal Procedure, Family
  3. Professionalism (Ethics and Practice Management)

All PLTC students will be provided with a print copy of the Practice Material on the first day of PLTC. To access an online version of the Practice Material, and to order a print copy if you are not enrolled in PLTC, see the Practice Material web page.

Modern writing for lawyers

PLTC provides Modern Writing for Lawyers to PLTC students as an additional resource for guidance on writing and drafting.

Law Society Member’s Manual

A student commencing articles with PLTC will also receive a copy of the Law Society Member's Manual, which contains the Legal Profession Act, the Law Society Rules and the Code of Professional Conduct for BC. Member Services is responsible for providing the Member’s Manual.