Articling student positions

Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes is funded by Legal Aid
Ontario to provide legal services to people with low income in areas including income
maintenance, housing, workers' compensation and employment law. The Clinic provides
legal services to both urban and rural and remote communities spread over 12,000 square
kilometers. The Clinic's head office is in Orillia, with satellite offices located throughout
its catchment area. The Clinic is seeking three students to commence their articles in
May, 2017.

The articling students will:

  • assist lawyers of the Clinic in providing legal services to clients including
    representing clients at hearings before administrative tribunals and court;
  • collaborate with community service providers on strategies for accessing hard-to-reach
    communities;
  • staff satellite offices;
  • present public legal education information to community service providers and
    members of the public;
  • develop public legal education tools; and
  • conduct legal research and create resource materials.

The funding criteria for this position require that the successful candidates must be:

  • under age 30;
  • out of school;
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons who have been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial
    legislation and regulations; and
  • not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.

We are seeking students with excellent research, writing and communication skills as
well as a demonstrated interest in social justice issues.


All applicants must be eligible to undertake articles in Ontario and must possess a valid
driver's licence.


Applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts and at least two
references to the Hiring Committee, Community Legal Clinic - Simcoe, Haliburton,
Kawartha Lakes c/o Leanne Johnston at johnstol@lao.on.ca, no later than April 25, 2017.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be
contacted.