Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO) is a community legal clinic with a provincial mandate to advance human rights and justice in housing for low-income Ontarians through legal advice & representation, law reform, community organizing, training and education.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic lawyer to fill a central position with our organization located in downtown Toronto. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for test case and appellate litigation. Working with a strong advocacy team, the staff lawyer will also participate in law reform, housing policy and legal education projects to advance the rights of low-income tenants.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter motivated by an opportunity to affect change through public interest litigation.
The candidate must:
- Be a member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing.
- Have a minimum of 3 years experience in appellate litigation
- Have experience in housing, human rights law or other related public interest advocacy
- Have the ability to effectively present complex legal issues to a variety of audiences
- Have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Experience working for a non-profit organization and the ability to communicate in both official languages are assets in applying for this position.
This is a full time position with generous benefits including 4 weeks vacation, group health benefits and pension. The salary range is $85,000 to $98,000, commensurate with experience. ACTO is a hybrid workplace. If you are the right person for this position, please email a covering letter and your resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee, with a subject line: Staff Lawyer, to email@example.com on or before November 17, 2023.
ACTO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from equity seeking groups including but not limited to individuals of indigenous descent, individuals who identify at as LGBTQ2+, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities, people of diverse faiths and creeds, and women.