Social justice lawyer

Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

One-year contract position.

Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) is a dynamic community legal clinic which serves low income members of Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian communities in Ontario. Recognized for its advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged communities, CSALC is a United Nations accredited NGO with ECOSOC consultative status.

CSALC is hiring a junior staff lawyer on a one year contract basis, with the possibility of extension. The staff lawyer will conduct casework, summary legal advice, public legal education activities, as well as test case litigation and systemic advocacy both domestically and internationally. The staff lawyer may be working at CSALC’s satellite offices serving clients living across the GTA.

If you are a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, have competence in spoken Mandarin or Cantonese (additional competence in Vietnamese is an asset), have familiarity with the Clinic’s areas of practice (including immigration, social assistance and income maintenance, tenant rights, employment, human rights, and test case litigation) and have experience working with disadvantaged communities, please send your application to us by May 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. by email: csalegalclinic@gmail.com, or at 123 Edward, Suite 505, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1E2, Fax: (416) 971-6780.

The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2020.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience based on Legal Aid Ontario guidelines, plus group benefits package and RRSP contributions. Although we cannot pay you a Bay Street salary, we can guarantee that you will be rewarded by knowing that your work will change the lives of many and make the world a better place.

We thank all applicants but will only contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.