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Join us in Toronto for our 7th Annual Conference “The Risks and Rewards of Clinical Legal Education Programs: A Joint IJLCE & ACCLE Conference”

University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto Ontario
July 10–12, 2016

ACCLE is thrilled to announce that it will co-host its 2016 Conference with the IJCLE (International Journal of Clinical Legal Education). The Risks and Rewards of Clinic will take place in Toronto, from July 10 – 12, 2016 at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Registration is now open. Please mark the date on your calendars and plan to join us in Toronto next summer for this exciting event!

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ACCLE is comprised of a group of individuals and clinics interested in supporting clinical legal education in Canada. The organisation shares best practices, pedagogies and other information related to clinical legal education. ACCLE encourages the promotion and improvement of clinical legal education in Canadian Law Schools, promotes clinical pedagogy and research, and facilitates the dissemination of information pertaining to clinical legal education to clinicians in Canada.

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Planning continues in earnest for The Risks & Rewards of Clinical Legal Education Programs, our 2016  joint conference with the IJCLE.  Check out our conference brochure for details about the conference schedule, our keynote speakers and numerous optional social events. Remember that early bird pricing ends April 30, 2106.  Register now!



ACCLE Treasurer Michelle Christopher, Q.C. was recently honoured by the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Beach with a Distinguished Service Award for her exemplary service to the community. Michelle is the Executive Director of Student Legal Assistance, the pro bono legal clinic located at the University of Calgary. Congratulations Michelle on this tremendous achievement!

Clinical Law: Practice, Theory, and Social Justice Advocacy (Sarah Buhler, Sarah Marsden, Gemma Smyth) is now available from Emond Publishing. Clinical Law focuses on the different contexts in which clinical law is practised, discusses approaches to building relationships with clients and communities, and explores the future of clinical legal practice. It also provides instructional guidance for lawyers on how to effectively strategize, negotiate, and verbally advocate for their clients.