Professional Legal Training Course moves in-house
On January 1, 2003 the Professional Legal Training Course became a department of the Law Society, allowing for closer integration of both PLTC and articling within the Law Society Admission Program. Prior to this change, the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC administered PLTC for the Law Society.
Bringing PLTC in-house is the first step toward implementing Recommendation #25 of the
Admission Program Task Force Report, which called on the Law Society to "combine PLTC and articling into a single Admission Program." It is also a move toward achieving greater administrative and cost efficiencies within the Law Society and PLTC.
For more on the Task Force report and recommendations, approved by the Benchers last Fall, see the September-October, 2002 Benchers' Bulletin or the full report text, both available in the Resource Library section of the Law Society website.
The Law Society and the CLE continue to enjoy a cooperative relationship with respect to PLTC, continuing education for lawyers and other co-ventures.
For PLTC students, guest instructors and other volunteers, the transition should be smooth, with course schedules maintained and classes continuing as usual on the second floor of the Law Society building on Cambie Street in Vancouver. Please note the new office contact and access information.
Office and contact information
Visitors to PLTC should take the elevator designated for PLTC at the north side of the atrium on the main floor of the Law Society building. The PLTC reception is on the third floor.
(Please note: there is no longer access to PLTC via CLE's reception on the 3rd floor.)
General enquiries to PLTC, and all deliveries and pick-ups, are now handled through the Law Society office at:
8th Floor - 845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9
Tel: (604) 669-2533
Fax: (604) 646-5907
Full contact information for staff and faculty can be found in the PLTC section of the Law Society website.
2003 PLTC program information is now available online on the Law Society website at www.lawsociety.bc.ca.
The PLTC section of the site is a resource for both students and volunteers, featuring admission information, schedules, information on course organization and program policies.