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Minister Eric Hoskins to present certificates tomorrow to the first cohort of the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program

March 24, 2011

TORONTO, ON — The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Fac­ul­ty of Law is pleased to announce that Ontario Cit­i­zen­ship and Immi­gra­tion Min­is­ter, Dr. Eric Hoskins, will be pre­sent­ing cer­tifi­cates of com­ple­tion to the law school’s first par­tic­i­pants of its inno­v­a­tive Inter­na­tion­al­ly Trained Lawyers Pro­gram (ITLP), March 25, 2011 in a recog­ni­tion cer­e­mo­ny com­menc­ing at 10 AM at the Fac­ul­ty Club, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

The ITLP launched in May 2010 in response to the many chal­lenges faced by inter­na­tion­al­ly trained lawyers seek­ing accred­i­ta­tion to prac­tise law in Cana­da.
It’s a com­pre­hen­sive 10-month pro­gram at the U of T Fac­ul­ty of Law, which pro­vides aca­d­e­m­ic and career-relat­ed cours­es that address the unique needs of inter­na­tion­al lawyers, and includes a pro­fes­sion­al intern­ship.

Forty-sev­en stu­dents have par­tic­i­pat­ed in the pro­gram. Some par­tic­i­pants have land­ed arti­cling posi­tions already.
The ITLP is sup­port­ed with gen­er­ous fund­ing by the Gov­ern­ment of Ontario.
Dur­ing the recog­ni­tion cer­e­mo­ny, Dr. Hoskins will make an address at 11 AM, with cer­tifi­cate pre­sen­ta­tion com­menc­ing at 11:45 AM.


WHAT: Com­ple­tion of the first cohort of the Inter­na­tion­al­ly Trained Lawyers Program—Dr. Eric Hoskins to present cer­tifi­cates

WHEN: Fri­day, March 25, 2011, 10 AM
—Dr. Hoskins makes an address at 11 AM
—Cer­tifi­cate pre­sen­ta­tion begins at 11:45 AM

WHERE: The Fac­ul­ty Club, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
41 Will­cocks St. [one block south of Har­bord, east of Spad­i­na]

INFO: Lucian­na Cic­co­ciop­po, Direc­tor, Exter­nal Rela­tions, 416–946-0334,