Careers at LAO

Bilingual Articling Student

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Do you share our passion for social justice?

Join our team! Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is a busy urban legal clinic seeking a bilingual articling student (FR/EN) interested in challenging and meaningful work. The clinic practice is in poverty law, including landlord & tenant, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and WSIB. This full-time, 10-month articling position involves casework, summary advice, law reform, community development and public legal education activities. We are promoting service to a growing Francophone population.

This is a designated bilingual position. Accordingly, a demonstrated capacity to perform all responsibilities in French and English at an "Advanced" level is required; a professional evaluation will be conducted to determine language level.

Our student is supervised by the Director of Legal Services and the Bilingual Staff Lawyer but the student will have an opportunity to work with 10 other lawyers and 5 paralegals.

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in social justice and working for positive social change. Excellent writing and communication skills are required and experience in poverty law is an asset. Please apply with a letter of application outlining any experience with low income and culturally diverse communities, experience with poverty law issues, relevant employment and community volunteer experiences, and a description of your specific interest and preparation for articles with HCLC/CJCH. Please also provide a resume and transcripts (web-based unofficial transcripts or grades listings are acceptable). As much as possible, our preference is to receive these in a single PDF file.

The salary for this position is $50,000. This articling position commences in June/July 2017 (date flexible).

Please submit resume no later than 4:30 pm Friday, May 14, 2017 to:

Hugh Tye, Executive Director
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic
100 Main St E.
Hamilton L8N 3W4
Fax: (905) 523-7282
E-mail: tyeh@lao.on.ca

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from historically disadvantaged groups, especially members of the Indigenous community.