Careers at LAO

Staff research and policy lawyer

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

We are a community legal-aid clinic that specializes in elder law. We seek a Staff Research and Policy Lawyer who will be responsible for legal research and policy development and for legal advice and representation to low-income seniors who would not otherwise have access to justice. Please visit us at

As a Staff Research and Policy Lawyer you would:

  • Undertake legal research in support of law-reform and policy development projects, litigation support, media relations and community development activities;
  • Lead the preparation within a team environment of briefs, comments and submissions on legislative and other policy-related issues;
  • Edit the ACE Newsletter and other clinic publications;
  • Provide summary telephone advice, referrals and general legal information;
  • Provide legal advice and representation to low-income seniors on a wide range of elderlaw matters, with an emphasis on hospital care, long-term care homes, home-care and other health-related legal issues;
  • Supervise students and volunteers in clinic activities;
  • Act as a public speaker/conference presenter on elder-law issues;
  • Participate in community-development activities; and,
  • Assist and participate in the ongoing work of the clinic.

We would welcome your application if you are:

  • A lawyer in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada;
  • An excellent legal researcher and writer;
  • Experienced in health-law issues;
  • Committed to the empowerment of older adults; and,
  • Able to work in a team environment and have excellent interpersonal skills.

In addition to the foregoing required qualifications, advanced French-language skills are an asset.

Please respond by email with a brief statement of your interest and qualifications, attaching your resume, references and two writing samples in confidence to Graham Webb, Executive Director, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly at by February 17, 2017.