Staff lawyer

HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO)

12 Month Contract

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is a community legal clinic serving the legal needs of people living with HIV in Ontario. HALCO staff provide legal advice and representation, and engage in public legal education, law reform and community development activities.

We are seeking a Staff Lawyer for a 12 month contract starting in summer 2021. HALCO is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from people living with HIV as well as individuals from HIV-affected communities and other equity-seeking groups. Accommodation will be provided during the hiring process and all information will be treated confidentially. Responsibilities The Staff Lawyer will provide advice, referrals, and brief services, and will also handle case files. The lawyer will focus largely on income maintenance, tenancy, human rights and other administrative law matters. The lawyer may have the opportunity to participate in the clinic’s public legal education, law reform and community development initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Knowledge of clinic/poverty law (e.g., income maintenance, tenancy, human rights)
  • Experience working with equity-seeking communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of HIV-affected communities
  • Fluency in French


$66,000 – $71,000 range (commensurate with experience), employer supported RRSP (5.5% of annual salary), and benefits


Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 (5:00 p.m. E.S.T.)

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, legal writing sample and references to: Hiring Committee, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario,

While all applications are appreciated, only those applicants offered an interview will be contacted.