Staff lawyer

Niagara Community Legal Clinic

Two (2) staff lawyer positions available.

Do you share our passion for social justice?

Niagara Community Legal Clinic (NCLC) is a busy poverty law clinic. We are seeking two (2) lawyers interested in challenging and meaningful work. The selected lawyers will be excellent at providing legal information, advice, and representation on the phone, online, and in person, in the range of areas of law in which NCLC provides service, including housing, social assistance, workplace injury/WSIB, Small Claims Court, Indigenous law, employment, human rights, immigration/refugee, tax, wills, powers of attorney. If you want to work hard to serve our community in a collaborative environment, then you need to apply. Now.

Qualifications include:

  • Community legal clinic experience an asset.
  • Membership in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, as a lawyer.
  • Commitment to social justice issues and to service and work within an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, client-centred, trauma-informed framework.
  • Commitment to the delivery of high quality legal services to disadvantaged clients.
  • Demonstrated effective advocacy skills and a keen interest in relevant areas of law.
  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Capacity to work in French an asset, as is fluency in other languages.

Salary range:

Based on the lawyer pay grid of the Niagara Community Legal Clinic collective agreement.

Deadline:

Applicants are to apply by emailing an expression of interest to Aidan Johnson, NCLC ED, by 4:30 pm on Friday, July 30.

NCLC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from those with lived experience of oppression. As part of our work against racism and other oppressions, we strive to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants.

We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.