Staff lawyer

Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic

Contract postition

The Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic is seeking a full-time Staff Lawyer for a 1 year contract position to cover for a Maternity/Parental leave.

We welcome applications from lawyers recently called to the Bar.

We are located in Owen Sound Ontario, and provide services in clinic law matters to low-income residents of Grey and Bruce Counties, including Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

The successful candidate will be an important part of a team providing clinic law advice and representation, public legal education, law reform and community development activities to low-income members of our community. Areas of law will include Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Housing, Canada Pension Plan, Employment and other matters affecting low-income residents of the two counties.

Qualifications include:

  • Membership in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Commitment to social justice and an understanding of issues of systemic discrimination, particularly as they relate Indigenous populations
  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged individuals and groups
  • Effective advocacy skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, database, social media & internet
  • Community legal clinic experience an asset
  • Access to a vehicle and willingness to travel throughout Grey and Bruce Counties

SALARY RANGE: To be determined.

Interested candidates should apply in writing no later than Wednesday, January  20, 2021 by submitting resumes to:

Jennifer Carr, Office Manager
Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic,
945 3rd Avenue East, Suite #2,
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2K8
Fax: (519)370-2110
E-mail: carrj@lao.on.ca

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Grey-Bruce Community Legal Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.