There is an opportunity to article with the Law Society in 2018-2019. The articling student will spend 10 months supporting the Law Society's Discipline Counsel. The student will assist with Law Society hearings, including conducting research, writing research memoranda, drafting documents for hearings, assisting counsel in preparing for hearings, interviewing witnesses, identifying legal issues and applying the Rules, By-laws and Act. There will be opportunities to attend hearings and to perform some independent advocacy under supervision.
Applicants must be registered in the Lawyer Licensing Process at the Law Society of 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.