Staff lawyer

Northwest Community Legal Clinic

Permanent, full-time

The Kenora office of the NORTHWEST COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC, a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, is seeking an experienced lawyer to assume the position of caseworker.

Areas of Practice:

Areas of clinic law, including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Income Security law, Tenant Protection, Criminal Injuries, and Consumer law.

We are:

A community legal clinic with three offices in Kenora, Fort Frances and Atikokan.

AREAS OF SERVICE for this position include the City of Kenora and surrounding municipalities and First Nation communities.

Position requires:

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Familiarity with clinic law issues
  • Understanding of social justice issues
  • Excellent research, writing and advocacy skills
  • Proficiency with MSWord and Outlook, and familiarity with Quicklaw
  • Ability to travel, including valid Ontario Driver's licence
  • Acceptable Criminal Reference check

Clinic law or other practice experience would be considered an asset for the position.

We offer:

Salary commensurate with experience and funding, a comprehensive, co-funded benefits package and RRSP benefit, and the opportunity to practice in the beautiful Lake of the Woods area.

EXPECTED START DATE is February 2019.

Apply in confidence by January 15, 2019 to:

Trudy McCormick, Executive Director
Northwest Community Legal Clinic
206 Scott Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 1G7
FAX: (807)274-3141
TEL: (807)274-5327

NWCLC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants in advance and will contact only those candidates selected for consideration.