PARALEGAL / COMMUNITY LEGAL WORKER POSITION
Lake Country Community Legal Clinic is seeking a permanent/full-time Paralegal/Community Legal Worker with administrative law experience to join our dynamic team. LCCLC is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and provides legal services to low-income residents in the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound. The Clinic is based in Bracebridge with satellite offices in the Town of Parry Sound, South River, and Huntsville.
- Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
- Knowledge of clinic/administrative law
- Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to satellite clinic locations
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and community development
- Experience in community organizing and public legal education
The Paralegal/CLW will provide summary advice, referrals, and brief services and must have the ability to handle retained case files and represent clients at Administrative Tribunals and Small Claims Court. The Paralegal/CLW should be prepared to meet and assist with members of client groups to develop strategies and actions in response to legal/legislative issues affecting the group and community. The Paralegal/CLW must also have excellent communication and listening skills and demonstrate patience and understanding when assisting clients.
The salary range is $73,000 to $80,000 per year, depending on experience, and includes generous vacation entitlement (first year, 20 days), paid sick days, and after three months, group health and dental benefits and RRSP contributions.
Start date: Immediate with some flexibility
Application deadline: October 6, 2023 @ 4PM
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Hiring Committee c/o Mary Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only applicants being interviewed will be contacted.