There is an opportunity to article with the Law Society in 2018-2019. The articling student will spend 5 months in the Law Society's Office of General Counsel and 5 months in the Law Society’s Equity Initiatives department.
While in the Office of General Counsel, the student will assist General Counsel and Counsel with performing legal research and writing legal research memoranda, reviewing and drafting various types of contracts and drafting legislation. There may be opportunities to observe various steps in criminal and civil proceedings, including examinations for discovery, mediations, motion hearings and trials.
While in the Equity Initiatives Department, the student will assist the Equity Advisor and staff in the Equity Initiatives Department in the development of education programs and policy options, including performing research, writing research reports, drafting model policies for the legal profession and attending meetings with lawyers and benchers of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Applicants must be registered in the Lawyer Licensing Process at The Law Society of Ontario and be intending to practice in Ontario. Knowledge of legal research databases and Microsoft Office suite is an asset.
The start date for the position is somewhat flexible, but will begin no later than August 10, 2018.
Students interested in this articling opportunity are required to submit a cover letter, law school transcripts, and resume:
Please combine the requested documents into ONE SINGLE PDF document to upload, in the following order:
Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2018
The requirement to maintain a high standard of commitment, ethics, respect, care in service delivery to clients (internal and/or external).
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The requirement to structure and deliver effective verbal and written communication with clients, staff, licensees, the public, and others in a non-threatening and constructive way.
The requirement to share responsibility for the achievement of team goals and the associated behaviours required for individuals to contribute effectively in a team environment.
The requirement to demonstrate an attitude that consistently strives to improve a standard of excellence for one’s self and for the benefit of the organization, its licensees and stakeholders.
Problem Solving and Judgement
The requirement to identify and analyze problems, determine root causes, evaluate alternative solutions and take and/or recommend appropriate solutions.
Technical Competence / Professional Knowledge
The requirement to apply knowledge and skills to carry out the work and/or provide advice. This also includes the quality of advice given, as well as the requirement to make decisions in the best interests of the organization as a whole.