Health Justice Project Lawyer
Rexdale Community Legal Clinic
Rexdale Community Legal Clinic has a twelve‑month position available immediately for a staff lawyer to act as project lead for the Northwest Toronto Health Justice Partnership. This is ideal for a secondment from another clinic or a similar project.
The project has been operating for three years. Permanent funding (beyond a year) is possible but not assured. The successful applicant would have an advantage in the application process for a permanent position, if funding is approved beyond a year.
The successful candidate will continue to build on the work done to launch and operate this project with our health centre partners and others over the past three years. Project management skills and experience would be an asset. Preference will also be given to those with a demonstrated commitment to working in multi‑disciplinary settings and to those with experience in training and mentoring students.
The successful candidate must be a lawyer and must be qualified, on or before the date of beginning work, to supervise an articling student.
The partner agencies are Black Creek Community Health Centre and Rexdale Community Health Centre. More information about the project can be found at www.healthjusticeproject.net as well as on the website of Rexdale Community Legal Clinic.
Preference will be given to those with experience in a legal clinic or a student clinic.
We are seeking a person with general knowledge in as many areas of clinic practice as possible.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Managing files in all areas of clinic law, in collaboration with the rest of RCLC’s team of staff of lawyers, paralegals and CLWs
- Managing the coordination of service‑delivery with our agency partners,
- Outreach to other potential partner agencies, legal clinics, hospitals and health networks, and expanding the scope of the project
- Development of new partnership relationships
- Creating a robust evaluation report, including working with all evaluation data and reports created by the project to date, planning for next steps in data collection and compiling a report for Legal Aid Ontario
- Recruiting, supervising and mentoring of one or more articling students, placement students from programs in paralegal studies, law schools, social work school and other programs such as Pro Bono Students Canada or LPP
- Participating in all aspects of clinic work, such as community development, law reform, public legal education
The project is founded on the concept of embedding legal services where they are most helpful, including on‑site intake at agencies where health‑care services are provided. Therefore, travel within the City of Toronto, flexibility and adaptability to varied work environments are required.
Participation in networks within and beyond the legal clinic system is expected.
We require good research and writing skills, computer skills, excellent use of the English language, ability to work well in a staff team.
The salary range is between $74,000 and $80,000 plus benefits.
Resume and cover letter should be sent by email by 5 pm on Tuesday April 2, 2019, to Ann McRae, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Rexdale Community Legal Clinic
Rexdale Community Hub
21 Panorama Court, Suite 24
Toronto, ON M9V 4E3