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Working at CALC

If you are interested in working at our clinic, please check this page regularly. We are an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population of Ontario.  Please note that we usually post opportunities on Legal Aid Ontario’s website, Canadian law schools, community colleges with paralegal programs, CareerEdge and Indeed as well as our CALC Twitter and Facebook pages.

We also offer placement and volunteer opportunities.

Current employment opportunities (3)

Client and Legal Support Assistant (Belleville)

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is looking for a Client & Legal Support Assistant. CALC is a community legal clinic providing free legal services for persons living on a low income in Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties. If you are passionate about social justice and engaging in meaningful work, apply to join our team.

The primary role of a Client & Legal Support Assistant is new client intake and administrative support.

Duties include:

  • Being the first point of contact for clients
  • Collecting and inputting new client intake information
  • Processing client documents and correspondence from all sources including telephone, email, text, online and in-person visits to our office
  • Helping clients with referrals to other agency programs
  • Providing administrative support to legal workers

Candidates will have:

  • direct client service experience
  • strong computer keyboarding, organizational and administrative skills
  • ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • experience as a law clerk, paralegal or legal assistant is an asset
  • knowledge of CALC geographic area is an asset

This position’s anticipated start date is March 1, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is commensurate with experience and responsibility, but no less than $42,000. This is a twelve-month contract, with the possibility of extension. To apply, please email your resume and covering letter explaining why you are interested in joining CALC no later than February 12, 2024. Please also supply the names of three professional references to lynda.morgan@calc.clcj.ca. Only those being offered an interview will be contacted. 

We are an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population living in Ontario. 

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Summer Law Students (2)

Are you looking for significant and meaningful work this summer? Our community legal clinic located in Belleville, Ontario, has openings for LAW STUDENTS (we are looking for two positions).

Applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled in an accredited Law School program
  • have a demonstrated commitment to social justice work

Under the supervision of lawyers, the law student may provide:

  • Client intake in busy office environment
  • Clerical, legal drafting, and legal research support for legal workers
  • Support for employment, social assistance and housing law matters including providing legal information, advice and representing at some types of hearings
  • Special project help and assistance with our Gender-Based Violence project, Justice & Health Partnerships project, and/or vulnerable workers’ project

Previous legal clinic experience is an asset.

This position may be funded by Service Canada. Applicants must be eligible under Service Canada’s Summer Jobs criteria and:

  • be between the ages of 15 and 30 at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Other applicants may still apply.

The successful candidate will be required to work on-site at our Belleville office. This is not a remote or work from home position.

To apply, please email your resume and covering letter by March 4, 2024 (using the subject line “Summer Law Student”) to lynda.morgan@calc.clcj.ca. Only those being offered an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population living in Ontario. 

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