Careers at LAO

Articling Student 2017-18

Algoma Community Legal Clinic

The Algoma Community Legal Clinic, a community clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, has been awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario Connecting Articling Fellowship funded through the Law Foundation.

We are seeking an Articling Student to work in Sault Ste Marie for the 2018-2019 articling year for a 10 month period. We serve low income clients particularly in the areas of Landlord/Tenant, Social Assistance, Criminal Injuries Compensation, Canada Pension Plan Disability, and Human Rights. Our work includes individual casework, advice, community outreach, public legal education and law reform.

Under the direction and mentorship of the Director of Legal Services or Clinic Lawyer, the Articling Student will:

  • Undertake casework practiced by the Clinic with a focus on Aboriginal community members
  • Represent clients before tribunals
  • Participate in outreach initiatives including in First Nation Communities in our area
  • Partner with other agencies such as the Human Rights Legal Support Centre to increase the Clinics capacity to meet the legal needs of the Aboriginal community

The successful Applicants will ideally have:

  • An Aboriginal background
  • Experience or courses in provincial or federal human rights
  • Experience with poverty law issues
  • Relevant employment, educational and/or community volunteer experience
  • A demonstrated interest in social justice work and community outreach
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Professional skills and ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities) are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Salary in accordance with funding provided by the Law Foundation

Please apply in writing (fax, email, mail, hand delivery). All email applications should be contained in one document and submitted by September 30, 2017.

Director of Legal Services
Algoma Community Legal Clinic
473 Queen St. East, Suite 301
Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 1Z5
Fax: 705-942-6894
Email: janicag@lao.on.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.