Lawyer

South Etobicoke Community Legal Services

South Etobicoke Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low‑income residents of South Etobicoke in various areas of law including Social Assistance, Tenants Rights, Immigration, and Employment.

The clinic is seeking a lawyer to join our team for at least one year. The term for this position is subject to clinic funding as well as amendments to Legal Aid Ontario’s directive. The position may have an opportunity to be permanent. The candidate will provide legal services in two areas of clinic practice, they will 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 low-income residents of South Etobicoke.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills;
  • Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues;
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Tenancy law and Social Assistance experience is preferred

Experience leading or contributing to a law reform or community development initiative and ability to speak a second language are assets. At least two years of experience providing legal services in a community legal clinic is an asset.

The candidate’s salary and benefits will be commensurate with level of experience in accordance with the Legal Aid Ontario funding grid. South Etobicoke Community Legal Services 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 cover letter outlining relevant experience and/or interest in the field of social justice, resume, and at least two references, and are to be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday January 27, 2020, to the attention of:

Julius Mlynarski
Lawyer-Director
South Etobicoke Community Legal Services
210-5353 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M9B 2E8

Phone: 416-252-7218
Fax: 416-252-1474
Email: mlynarsj@lao.on.ca

Please note that, while we thank all applicants for their interest in the positions, only the candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.