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Bilingual staff lawyer

Timmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic

The Timmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic has a contract position for a bilingual staff lawyer available. This is a 6 month contract position.

The TTCLC is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents of the Timmins and Temiskaming areas, including Timmins, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard and Latchford. Our Head Office is located in Timmins.

The successful applicant will be practicing administrative law with an emphasis in Ontario Works, ODSP, Canada Pension Plan, Landlord and Tenant Board, and Criminal Injuries Compensation, in both official languages. The position involves the provision of summary advice, brief services and legal representation of individuals and group clients. The Staff Lawyer is also expected to engage in public legal education, law reform and community development.

Position requirements:

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The ability to communicate in both French and English, to provide services and representation in both French and English
  • Familiarity with clinic law issues
  • Understanding of social justice issues
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills in both French and English
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment
  • A valid Ontario Drivers License, ability to travel

To apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume with references, to be received by January 6, 2017 either by email to elleryj@lao.on.ca or by fax, courier or mail addressed to:

Julie Ellery
Timmins-Temiskaming Community Legal Clinic
202-3 Pine St. S.
Timmins, ON P4N 2J9

TEL: (705) 267-0300
FAX: (705) 267-0330

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.