CPLED for Lawyers

The Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED) Program is the licensing and credentialing program of the Law Society of Alberta. The Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) delivers the CPLED Program on behalf of the Law Society of Alberta.

The CPLED Program requires the successful completion of 3 face-to-face sessions and 7 online modules. The face-to-face sessions are taught and evaluated in-person over the course of 3 days and the online modules run for 3 weeks and are delivered through a Learning Management platform known as Desire2Learn.

Articling students receive assistance and feedback on the work they produce in the online modules from Learning Group Facilitators (LGFs).

CPLED Alberta seeks qualified lawyers who are members of the Law Society of Alberta to act as paid LGFs for each of the online modules.

Duties include:

  • Monitoring the progress of a group of students (18–20 students) throughout a module (3 weeks)
  • Answering student questions within 24 hours
  • Reviewing weekly student submissions and providing directed and thorough feedback within 1 week
  • Participating in student and LGF discussion boards where appropriate

Our expectations of LGFs include:

  • Availability during the entire length of the selected module
  • Participation in all training opportunities provided by CPLED Alberta
  • Adherence to our confidentiality policies

An LGF’s weekly time commitment can be 10–20 hrs/week, including providing assignment feedback. Current pay is $950/module.

Selected LGFs also grade the final submissions (competency evaluations) for each online module. CPLED Alberta selects qualified LGFs to grade approximately 30–40 competency evaluations at the end of each module. Training is provided and evaluators are currently paid $35 per competency evaluation.

If you would like to get involved with the face-to-face sessions, please complete the application form below.