Law Student and New Lawyer Resources

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UBC, UVic, TRU Law students, did you know?

CLEBC is pleased to extend complimentary access to a range of CLE Online research materials via your law library.

Our offerings encompass:

  • Courses on Demand
  • Online Course Materials
  • The Advocacy Toolkit
  • A variety of Case Digests

Use these resources to enhance your preparation for competitive moots, to cultivate your legal practice skills, and for many other professional development needs.

Below, we have curated a selection of resources to guide you in getting started.

For access credentials to these materials, we encourage you to connect with your school’s law librarian. Once logged in, you will have full access to all available resources.

As a first-year law student (1L), participation in a moot is mandatory. As you advance in your studies, you will also have the option to engage in competitive moots. CLE Online provides valuable resources to assist you in preparing effectively for both types of moots.

Advocacy Toolkit

Sample papers:Procedural Basics,” and “Decorum and Civility Basics.

Preparing Written Submissions

Sample paper:Tactics for Written and Oral Advocacy: ‘Be Prepared, Be Brief, Be Gone,”

Sample video:View from the Bench: Legal Research and Advocacy

How to Be a Great Litigation Junior

View the recorded courses from 2019 and 2022. Includes the presentation “Effective Legal Writing for Junior Counsel” and the paper “Effective Legal Writing

Litigation Fundamentals

Check out resources such as “Civility and Professionalism,” “Preparing your Client,” and more.

Practice Manuals

Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook
Provides economical, high-quality small claims services to your clients with this meticulous review of all the unique steps in a small claims action. Now includes a chapter on the new Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Small Claims Act & Rules: Annotated
Intended as a handy reference at interlocutory appearances, settlement conferences, and trials, this handbook sets out the complete text of the Small Claims Act and Small Claims Rules annotated with case law.

Go beyond the formal experiential learning at law school! CLE Online offers resources that focus on issues like the business of law (i.e. running a practice, drafting a business plan, docketing, file management), client management and interviewing skills, practical legal writing, and much more.

100% Ethics – General Ethics

Watch presentations on topics such as time management, resisting burnout, establishing successful client relationships, and more

Solo and Small Firm Courses – Presentations on managing a law practice

Solo and Small Firm Conference 2023: Reset and Renew – “How’s That Working—What They Don’t Teach You in Law School About Running a Firm,” “Finding Joy and Purpose in Your Practice,” and more.

Going Solo/Starting a Small Firm 2022 – “The ABCs of Setting Up a Law Firm,” “Going Solo/Starting a Small Firm – the Good the Bad and the Ugly,” and more.

CLE-TV: Solo and Small Firm Series – The Lawyer’s Checklist Manifesto

CLE-TV: Solo and Small Firm Series – Ethically Marketing & Branding Your Law Firm

CLE-TV: Solo and Small Firm Series – Handling High-Conflict Clients

CLE-TV: Solo and Small Firm Series – Law Firm Knowledge Management

Building a Book of Business” and “Effective Legal Writing for Junior Counsel.

Lawyer Wellness and Well-being Resources

CLEBC’s pragmatic, BC-focused books are the perfect way to gain a valuable edge — especially during your early years of practice. Covering all stages, topics, and practice areas, CLEBC publications provide an invaluable array of resources, including commentary, tips, guidance, and precedents to assist you in answering your daily practice questions quickly and efficiently.

Written by BC’s most respected judges, lawyers, and law professors, our publications are updated regularly and peer-reviewed, so you can rely on the most up-to-date information available. Our publications are also available both in print and online, giving you the flexibility you need to always stay one step ahead.

Articling Students and Junior Lawyers

Check with your firm to see what CLE Online resources you have access to.

We also offer discounts to articling students who wish to attend our courses (see side-bar).


For discounts and technical issues
contact CLEBC Customer Service.

For login information for law students,
contact your school’s law librarian.

For any other inquiries,
contact our law student liaison Genevieve Chang: