Omar Ha-Redeye of Fleet Street Law was quoted in The Globe and Mail on the new Law Practice Program (LPP) announced in November:
The Law Society is banking on the allure of hands-on training in contrast to the unregulated world of articling. “We do know for a fact that many [articling] students simply spend eight, nine, 10 months photocopying every day,” said Omar Ha-Redeye, a lawyer at Fleet Street Law who teaches at Ryerson. “They don’t actually learn how to practice law.”
In spite of the skepticism, Law Society treasurer Tom Conway is confident that “fair-minded people” will eventually come around to the program’s value.