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Apply to be a Coach or Advisor

Are you willing to be a resource to the profession and invest your time to help other lawyers and paralegals improve their professional competence?

The professions and the public are served when lawyers and paralegals:

  • Assess risk to identify strategies to avoid claims and complaints
  • Implement strong practice management systems
  • Build on communication and relational skills (“relational competence”)
  • Enjoy collegiality within the professions, find their work rewarding and have successful practices

The Coach and Advisor Network (CAN) is establishing a roster of Coaches and Advisors who will support other lawyers and paralegals in achieving these goals.  If you are entitled to practise law or provide legal services in Ontario, whether you are in active practice, or not practising but wish to stay connected to the professions, then consider applying to be a Coach, an Advisor or both.  CAN will provide you with resources, tools and training to ensure you are prepared for your Coach or Advisor sessions.  Let us help you to help others while you develop your skills, earn CPD Hours, and connect with the professions.

Are you interested in leadership and skills 

Are you willing to provide strategic guidance on a substantive or procedural issue to help move a matter forward?


 As a Coach you will assist a lawyer or paralegal with longer term leadership in the development of best practices and practice management skills. You will begin with a 1.5-hour session with the Participant followed by a series of five 30-minute sessions set on alternating weeks, resulting in roughly a 3-month commitment. 

Apply to be a Coach

As an Advisor you will provide a lawyer or paralegal up to 30 minutes of guidance on a substantive or procedural issue on a client file. You have at least five (5) years of practice experience and are skilled at quickly assessing fact scenarios, identifying assumptions, and providing suggestions for moving forward.   

Apply to be an Advisor

All licensees who are entitled to practice law or provide legal services are invited to apply, and as part of the Law Society’s mandate to ensure access to justice and that both law and the practice of law are reflective of all the peoples of Ontario, we support and encourage racialized, Indigenous, Francophone and equity-seeking licensees to consider applying.

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