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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 (via CareerEdge) as well as our CALC Twitter and Facebook pages.

We also offer placement and volunteer opportunities.

Current employment opportunities (2)

Legal & Administrative Assistant

If you are passionate about social justice and engaging in meaningful work you will want to join our team at the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC). We are a community legal clinic providing free legal services for persons with low income in Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties.

Candidates will have:

  • experience as a law clerk, paralegal or legal assistant; and/or
  • related college diploma or university degree
  • direct client-service experience
  • strong computer keyboarding, organizational and administrative skills

The primary role of a legal assistant is to guide clients through CALC services and to provide support to CALC staff. Duties include:

  • Being the first point of contact for potential clients and others
  • Creating records in our client management system and managing intake process and flows
  • Managing and digital filing of information from all sources, including by telephone, email, text, online and video communications and in-person visits to our office
  • Assisting clients with accessing resources needed to resolve their legal issues
  • Providing administrative support in our case management system and to legal workers

This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Salary is commensurate with experience and responsibility. This is a one-year contract, with the possibility of extension. To apply, please email your resume and covering letter no later than July 7, 2022 explaining why you are interested in joining CALC. Please also supply the names of three professional references to morganl@lao.on.ca. Only those being offered an interview will be contacted.

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Contract Lawyer Position

If you are a lawyer committed to social justice and looking for meaningful employment, we invite you to apply to join our progressive team in our busy and innovative community legal clinic in rural eastern (Belleville) Ontario. The position is intended as a 12-month contract with the possibility of extension.

If you have the following experience and competencies, please consider applying:

  • Experience in one or more areas of law impacting people living on a low income and vulnerable communities, particularly income security issues including Ontario Disability Support Plan appeals, and tenant rights
  • Proven ability to interact with high need clients in an empathetic manner
  • Demonstrated experience working with low income and rural communities and understanding of significant issues impacting on these communities
  • Evident commitment to social justice issues
  • Litigation and tribunal experience
  • Demonstrated high achievement in prior employment with excellent analytical, creative, evaluative, and strategic thinking skills as well as strong time management
  • High degree of computer literacy and administrative self-sufficiency

Special consideration will be given to candidates with:

  • An ability to provide leadership for our Sexual Harassment in the Workplace project and support to gender-based violence initiatives funded by the Department of Justice
  • Exposure or experience to criminal and/or family law practice; and
  • Project management skills

This position is intended for a lawyer with less than 7 years of call. Salary is commensurate with responsibility and experience. If you are interested, please forward your resume, a letter explaining your interest in the position, a writing sample and supply the names of three professional references by noon, July 13, 2022 to lynda.morgan@calc.clcj.ca. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis.

For more information about our clinic, our work, or our history, please visit www.communitylegalcentre.ca

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity and strives to ensure that our staff reflects the diversity of Canadian society. We encourage applicants who are members of historically marginalized groups including Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual and gender orientations, and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

Only those being offered an interview will be contacted. 

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