Job Opportunity - Counsel

Mar 25 2015

Job Title: Counsel
Location: Toronto
Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Function: CELA is seeking enthusiastic and energetic applicants for the position of Counsel. This position is responsible for providing legal services to low income and vulnerable clients and client groups with a range of environmental law issues, who meet eligibility criteria. CELA counsel also provides summary legal advice, legal services, public legal education and outreach and law reform services. Legal services include preparation of opinions, appearances in all of the Ontario and federal courts and before a range of administrative tribunals.

Required Skills and Experience:

• Experience, expertise and interest in environmental law issues
• Dedication to poverty law issues
• Ability to work well with clients, client groups, environmental and social justice networks • Skilled at public speaking and presentations
• Appreciation of and ability to pursue environmental law reform opportunities
• Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario between 2010 and 2015 and in good standing to practice law by June 2015
• Ability to work well in a team environment
• Salary Range: Counsel salary per Legal Aid Ontario grid

Candidates interested in this opportunity must respond with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references by 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 24, 2015.


Tracy Tucker
130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 301 Toronto, ON M5V 2L4
Fax (416) 960-9392 or e-mail to

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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