Staff lawyer

Mississauga Community Legal Services

Mississauga Community Legal Services is a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents of the City of Mississauga in various areas of law including Social Assistance, Tenants Rights, Immigration, Employment, CPP‑D, and Worker's Compensation.

The clinic is seeking an experienced lawyer to join our team for a contract position ending on March 31, 2019 with the possibility of an extension. The candidate will provide legal services in at least two areas of clinic practice, they will also offer public legal information sessions to the community, and lead and/or support community development initiatives.

The successful candidate will be an important part of the team with a strong commitment towards litigation, community development, and law reform as a means to affect change to improve the lives of Mississauga residents experiencing low incomes.

Qualifications include:

  • At least two years of experience providing legal services in a community legal clinic
  • Ability to manage a high caseload
  • Experience leading or contributing to a law reform or community development initiative is an asset
  • Effective oral and written advocacy skills
  • Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues
  • An interest in community advocacy
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset
  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Ability to regularly attend off-site satellite clinic locations

The candidate's salary and benefits will be commensurate with level of experience in accordance with the Legal Aid Ontario funding grid.

MCLS is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we welcome applicants from people who are reflective of our diverse community. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and 2 letters of reference to be received no later than Friday, October 19, 2018 either by email to mcls@lao.on.ca or by fax (905-273-4255), courier, or mail addressed to:

Hiring Committee
Re: Staff Lawyer Position 2018
Mississauga Community Legal Services
130 Dundas St. E, Suite 504
Mississauga, Ontario L5A 3V8

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

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