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Articling Review Survey Launch

Are you a current articling student, new lawyer, principal, firm recruiter or mentor of articling students?

We want to hear from you
- Together with the Law Societies in Alberta and Saskatchewan, we are launching two surveys; one directed at articling students and new lawyers (articled in the last five years), the other directed at principals, recruiters and mentors. The surveys are designed to help the law societies better understand the experiences and supports that articling students are getting during their articling term in order to critically assess whether our existing systems are appropriately preparing lawyers for the future.

Articling, as a form of applied learning, is part of the traditional journey into the Canadian legal profession. The articling system has been in place for many years in various forms across Canada. A positive articling experience can provide young lawyers with a strong foundation for an ethical and competent legal career. A negative articling experience can lead to issues throughout the career of a lawyer.

Your experiences and feedback as an articling student, new lawyer, principal, recruiter or mentor are extremely important to help us further our understanding. We strongly encourage members who have been significantly involved in the articling process to participate and have your say by completing a survey.

•    For articling students and new lawyers
•    For principals, recruiters and mentors

The surveys take approximately 15 minutes to complete and all responses will be analyzed in aggregate form only. Nothing shared by you will be linked to you in any way. As an incentive, you will have the option of submitting your name at the end of the survey for a chance to win a complimentary registration to any Law Society of Manitoba CPD of your choice (prize must be redeemed within the next year).

Note: The surveys are being hosted on the Law Society of Alberta website and will be analyzed by a third party. The surveys will remain open until June 17, 2019. The results of this survey will inform the next steps for this review and if necessary we will continue to engage with articling students and the profession along the way.  Thank you in advance for your participation.


Additional Information & Questions

For more information and background related to the survey, refer to the Articling Survey FAQs.
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Porcher, Director of Admissions & Education, at or Kris Dangerfield at

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