Legal clerk

Mississauga Community Legal Services

Full-time, 12 month Contract
(This is a pilot position with a strong possibility of becoming a permanent role)

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. 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, and CPP-D in conjunction with community development and organizing work to address systemic issues of social exclusion, displacement, and poverty.

The Legal Clerk will provide the first point of client contact for intake screening by mean of referrals by conducting initial screening of clients in person and/or by phone/on-line. The role will also perform a variety of client focus administrative duties to support the legal team including compiling legal documents for preparation of hearings, filing court documentations according to legislative procedures, drafting correspondence, affidavits, and statutory declarations.

The ideal candidate is a trained legal administrative professional. They will have at least 2 years of legal administrative experience supporting a team of lawyers and/or paralegals.

To be successful in the role you will have excellent time and file management skills with the ability to work with restrictive deadlines and unpredictable priority changes causing time pressures. We are looking for an individual with strong interpersonal and legal skills including research and analysis, negotiation, public speaking, and advocacy. The ability to speak a second language is an asset.

MCLS is seeking and encouraging applications from Black and Indigenous individuals and individuals from diverse, racialized, and marginalized communities and backgrounds who are reflective of our diverse community.

Salary will start from $49,470 based on the level of experience. A comprehensive health and dental benefits package along with a DBPlus defined benefits pension plan.

All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email to by November 30, 2022.

Successful candidates must be available to work full-time, in-person service. Workplace safety protocols have been implemented to ensure the health and safety of all staff, clients and visitors when attending or working in the office. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

MCLS welcomes applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.