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Articling Student (2022-2023)

May 6 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal
Mississauga, ON • Remote

Req ID: 16244
Vacancy Type: Temporary
Contract Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 1
Closing Date: 06/08/2021

Job Summary

Working for the City means you are part of something big, something special!

You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated legal professionals who are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga's Legal Services team is searching for one (1) Articling Student for the 2022-2023 articling period.

Due to Covid-19, most of our offices are currently closed to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. As such, this position will be required to work remotely for an undetermined period. Once our offices re-open you will report to 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, L5B 3C1.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will report to the Legal Counsel & Articling Principal and work with the City Solicitor and other members of the Legal Services Division. The articling student will work on files in the following practice areas: municipal law, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, general litigation, planning and development law, and labour and employment law. The articling student will also attend court and handle municipal prosecution matters.

The articling student will:

  • Conduct legal research;

  • Draft legal documents such as by-laws, resolutions, contract and court documents;

  • Provide support to lawyers on different matters relating to the operations of the City of Mississauga;

  • Have carriage of simple files and have various hands-on experience in the practice of law;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Application Requirements

Legal Services is looking for one (1) articling sudent who possesses the following qualifications:

  • Must be qualified to commence articling in July 2022 in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Ontario;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team setting;
  • Ability to travel between various City of Mississauga sites;
  • Level 2- Criminal or Judicial Matters Check (previously Regular CRS) will be required of the successful candidate, as a condition of employment, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

Your application package, submitted through the online portal must include the following information:

  • Cover Letter;
  • Resume;
  • Other Application Documents:
    • Copy of law school transcripts;
    • Copy of post-secondary school transcripts;
    • Two (2) reference letters.

*Please make sure all documents are emailed in one PDF file.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 39.61 - $ 52.81
Hours of Work: 35
Work Location: Civic Centre
Organization Unit: CMO/Legal Services
Department/Division/Section: CMO/City Manager's Office , CMO/Legal Services , Legal Services
Non-Union/Union: Non Union

A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

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