Law Times quotes Toronto lawyer, Craig Carter, in an article on Benchers faced with licensing issues.
Craig Carter, counsel at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, acknowledges that there was considerable work put into the report by the professional development and competence committee, but he says there is still the opportunity for Convocation to make improvements in the way it handles young calls and new licensees.
“Maybe we need more courses to help teach those who are going out into sole practices or small practices about how all the rules work about trust funds and all the technological stuff they’re going to have to face,” he says. “Maybe the law society needs to spend more time helping lawyers starting their practice to be successful. Competency is not just academic competency. It is not just practice; it is running a law firm competently.”