Immigration lawyer

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

Contract position

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is a community legal clinic serving the legal needs of people living with HIV in Ontario. The clinic is seeking a lawyer to provide immigration law services on a 1 year contract, with renewal contingent on funding. This position has been funded since 2011 through annual grants, and efforts are underway to secure permanent funding.

Position duties

The lawyer will work closely with HALCO's other immigration lawyer to provide summary advice and representation in relation to a wide range of immigration and refugee law matters. The lawyer may also be involved in public legal education, law reform, and community development initiatives.

Required qualifications

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Immigration/refugee law experience (minimum three years)

Preferred qualifications

  • Fluency in French
  • Knowledge of HIV and affected communities
  • Knowledge of poverty law (e.g., income maintenance, tenancy)

Candidates from traditionally disadvantaged groups, including people living with HIV, are encouraged to apply.

To apply

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.).

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, résumé and references by electronic mail to:

Hiring Committee
HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
1400-55 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those offered an interview will be contacted.