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Articling Student, Litigation Services, Professional Regulation - 10 month contract

May 22 2021
Industries Legal
Categories Commercial, Corporate, Mergers/Acquisitions, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal, Litigation
Toronto, ON

JOB PURPOSE

There is an opportunity to article with the Law Society in 2021 -2022. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be registered in the Lawyer Licensing Process with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • Knowledge of legal research databases and Microsoft Office suite is an asset.
  • Proficiency in oral and written French is an asset.

The start date for the position is somewhat flexible, but will begin no later than August 2, 2021.

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:

  1. cover letter (if applying to more than one Articling opportunity, please address both opportunities in the SAME cover letter)
  2. transcript
  3. resume

Applications must be received no later than June 18, 2021.

The Law Society of Ontario values and respects diversity. We are committed to creating an accessible, barrier-free and inclusive workplace, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please make any requirement you may have for a Code-protected recruitment-process accommodation known when contacted. If you are unable to apply to this position due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please email us at recruitment@lso.ca

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