Senior staff lawyer

Mississauga Community Legal Services

Mississauga Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents of the City of Mississauga in various areas of law including Social Assistance, Tenants Rights, Immigration, Employment, CPP-D, and Worker's Compensation.

The clinic is seeking an experienced lawyer to join our team for a permanent position. The candidate will provide legal services in at least two areas of clinic practice, they will mentor staff and represent clients in various Tribunals/Courts, they will offer public legal information sessions to the community, lead and/or support community and law reform initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an important part of the team with a strong commitment towards litigation, community development, and law reform as a means to affect change to improve the lives of Mississauga residents experiencing low incomes.

Qualifications include:

  • At least four years of experience providing legal services in a community legal clinic
  • Ability to manage a high caseload
  • Experience leading or contributing to a law reform or community development initiative
  • Oral and/or written advocacy before an Appellate Court
  • Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Ability to regularly attend off-site satellite clinic locations
  • Ability to provide legal services to Franco‑Ontarians is an asset
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset

The salary range will be between $75,000.00 and $90,000.00 as it will be commensurate with the candidate's level of experience and expertise in the legal field. A Group benefit package and RRSP will also be provided.

MCLS is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we welcome applicants from people who are reflective of our diverse community. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, 2 letters of reference, and two writing samples (memorandum of legal argument/factum and a legal opinion letter) to be received no later than Friday January 18, 2019 either by email to mcls@lao.on.ca or by fax (905-273-4255), courier, or mail addressed to:

Hiring Committee
Re: Staff Lawyer Position 2018
Mississauga Community Legal Services
130 Dundas St. E, Suite 504 Mississauga, Ontario L5A 3V8

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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