Looking for an opportunity to apply your superb writing and oral advocacy skills in Charter litigation? Eager to lobby the UN on Canada’s flailing human rights record? Want to practice your Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese, while resolving complex legal problems for your clients? Excited about collaborating with like-minded people on social justice work? If so, we have the perfect job for you!

Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) is a small, yet dynamic community legal clinic which is looking for a permanent staff lawyer to serve low income members of Toronto’s Chinese and Southeast Asian communities. Recognized for its advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged communities, MTCSALC is accredited as an NGO with ECOSOC consultative status by the United Nations.

Working with a dedicated and fun loving team, the staff lawyer will conduct casework, summary legal advice, public legal education activities, as well as test case litigation and systemic advocacy both domestically and internationally.

If you are a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, have basic competence in spoken Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese, have familiarity with one or more of the Clinic’s areas of practice (including immigration, social assistance and income maintenance, tenant rights, employment, human rights, and the Charter) and have experience working with disadvantaged communities, please send your application to us by September 11, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. at 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1701, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8. Tel: (416) 971-9674. Fax: (416) 971-6780.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience based on Legal Aid Ontario guidelines, plus group benefits package and RRSP. Although we cannot pay you a Bay Street salary, we can guarantee that you will be rewarded by knowing that your work will change the lives of many and make the world a better place.

We thank all applicants but will only contact candidates shortlisted for interviews.


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