Articling student

West Toronto Community Legal Services

12 month contract

West Toronto Community Legal Services (WTCLS) has a 12 month contract position available for a full-time articling student. The contract is to start in early July, 2021.

WTCLS is a community based legal clinic which provides legal services to low income people in West Toronto. The articling student will be joining a busy practice in the areas of housing law and social assistance law. There is also an opportunity for exposure to employment and immigration law. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to gain skills in the areas of client interviewing, oral and written advocacy, negotiation, legal research, and practice management. The housing law work will involve significant litigation at the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Salary

$45,000 plus 5.5% RRSP contribution and extended health benefits.

To apply

WTCLS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from historically disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage applicants to let us know of any barriers to application so that we may accommodate diverse needs.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resumé, transcripts, and the contact information for two references (ideally in one pdf file) to Elisabeth Brückmann, Executive Director, by email to bruckmann@lao.on.ca.

Letters of reference and writing samples are not necessary and will not be reviewed.

The deadline for applications is April 16, 2021, at 4:59pm.

Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Applicants are asked to please not contact the employer by telephone unless absolutely necessary or to request accommodation.