A very brief post. The Law Society of Upper Canada's Articling Task Force has released their final report with a majority and minority opinion (starting at page seventy). Essentially, the majority of the members of the Articling Task Force are recommending that a five year pilot project be launched that allows for law graduates to take an alternative route to being licensed as lawyers - this option would be comprised of a four month practical skills component and a four month co-op placement. The minority opinion would abolish articling and allow lawyers to practice after a three month licensing program. I'll be posting a more comprehensive analysis once the Convocation make a (non) decision on what to do regarding articling reform; additionally, I also want to point out that I predicted all of this occurring a month ago in a post about the problems at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law.