Careers at LAO

Articling Student (2017-2018)

University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic

Competition number: UOCLC 2017-02

This articling position is funded by Legal Aid Ontario.

The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic has a dual mandate: to provide legal services to members of the community and to students, and to provide legal education to law students enrolled in the Common Law Section of the Faculty of Law.

Under the direct supervision of a lawyer, the articling student will represent clients in the following areas of law:

  • family law
  • housing law
  • criminal law
  • criminal injuries compensation

The articling student will also provide summary legal advice in the Clinics areas of practice, and will occasionally participate in community development activities, including providing legal information sessions.

To be considered for this position, candidates must be fluently bilingual (a strong knowledge and understanding of French and English, both oral and written).

Applications must include a cover letter indicating the competition number, a resume and copies of all law school transcripts. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 5, 2017. Applications may be submitted either:

  • by mail or in person to the Community Legal Clinic reception located at 17 Copernicus Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
  • via email at