2019-2020 Articling Position

Applications Due: 
Fri, 07/06/2018
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Job Title                        Articling Student

Number of Positions      One

Firm Practice Areas       Environmental Law

Requirements                Articling student is enrolled in or has completed law school or registered with the National Committee on
                                                 Accreditation who reasonably expects and is scheduled to commence articling in 2019

Job Start Date               July or August 2019

Duration                        12 months

CELA is a legal aid funded specialty clinic focusing on administrative/environmental law.

The articling student deals directly with individuals seeking legal information, giving the student valuable practice in dealing with the public and potential clients. The articling student also gains background with respect to the process of developing policy as part of CELA's law reform activities.

Law Reform. Students are given the opportunity to participate in researching and writing articles, position papers, and submissions under the supervision of CELA staff. There are also opportunities to appear before standing committees, city councils or commissions, and to give presentations at conferences.

Legal Research and Litigation. Case work activities include legal research, writing memos and draft opinion letters, drafting motion records, affidavits and facta, meeting with clients, attending motions court, assisting lawyers at discoveries and hearings, and conducting corporate and title searches.

Public Outreach. Most legal inquiries from the public are initially directed to the articling student who is responsible for researching the issue and providing an answer in consultation with one of the lawyers. Students may also write articles for the CELA website, give interviews, or deliver talks to school and community groups.

The student will be paid according to Legal Aid Ontario Grid. Application packages should comprise a cover letter, résumé, transcripts and references, and be sent preferably by mail or email.

Please send your application by 5:00 pm Friday, July 6, 2018 with all appropriate documents to:

c/o Tracy Tucker
Canadian Environmental Law Association
55 University Ave., Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5J 2H7
Email: tracy@cela.ca

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