PERMANENT STAFF LAWYER POSITION
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. We focus our work in the areas of housing and homelessness, immigration law, workers’ rights, income security, violence and health, in conjunction with community development and organizing work to address systemic issues of social exclusion, displacement and poverty.
The clinic is seeking an experienced Staff Lawyer to join our team on a permanent basis.
The candidate will have multiple years of experience in one or all the areas of law including housing, employment and immigration. The individual will represent clients in various Tribunals/Courts, they will offer public legal information sessions to the community, lead and/or support community and law reform 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. MCLS is seeking and encouraging applications from Black and Indigenous individuals and individuals from diverse, racialized, and marginalized communities and backgrounds who are reflective of our diverse community.
- At least 4 plus years of experience;
- Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
- Proven experience providing access to justice for people living with poverty is required;
- A self-starter who is able to manage multiple priorities in a high volume service delivery environment;
- Experience leading or contributing to a law reform or community development initiative;
- Excellent oral and written advocacy skills;
- Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues;
- Experience providing services in a community legal clinic setting is highly desirable
The salary range is $76,400 -$99,685 commensurate with level of experience along with a comprehensive health and dental benefits, four weeks of vacation and a defined pension plan.
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, two letters of reference, and two legal writing samples by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until this position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.
Community Legal Worker, Full-time, Permanent & 1 Year Contract
Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS) 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, and Canada Pension Plan-Disability. We are also committed to utilizing community development strategies to improve the lives of the people we serve.
We are searching to fill Permanent and Contract Full-time vacancies. The ideal candidate is licensed as a paralegal by the Law Society of Ontario. They will have at least 3-5 years of legal experience representing clients at the representation of clients in various Tribunals. The candidate will provide legal services in more than one area of clinic practice depending on the needs of the clinic. These services include intake, summary advice, brief services in addition to providing Public Legal Education and Community Development Initiatives.
The individual should have working experience with one or more of the clinic’s areas of practice including Income Maintenance, Housing and Immigration. They must have experience working with disadvantaged communities and have demonstrated a commitment to the delivery of high quality legal services to low income individuals and groups.
To be successful in the role you will have excellent time and file management skills with the ability to work with restrictive deadlines and unpredictable priority changes causing time pressures. We are looking for an individual with strong interpersonal and legal skills including research and analysis, negotiation, public speaking, and advocacy. The ability to speak a second language is an asset.
Salary will be in the range of $70,030 to $83,693, commensurate with level of experience along with a comprehensive health and dental benefits, four weeks of vacation and a defined pension plan.
All applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, by email to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until this position is filled. We thank all applicants, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All resumes to be held in strictest confidence.
MCLS welcomes applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.