Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in the Faculty of Law.

First year law students are encouraged to apply for this position.

This experience will support future caseworker and litigator applications.

Commitment

Students are expected to commit a minimum of 7 to 10 hours per week to their work over the course of the entire year and be available for training. 

Students attend the clinic for a mandatory weekly group meeting, and other times, as required to complete casework and to meet with the litigators assigned to the files.

Students submit file work and meet with Review Counsel regularly.  This is to ensure timely case management and that the ongoing needs of the clients are addressed.

Responsibilites

 

Assist caseworkers and litigators in client support.

Facilitate client intake and scheduling – complete intake forms, return client messages, provide support to reception, follow up on scheduled appointments, respond to inquiries for service, make appointment reminder calls.

Assist caseworkers with research requests and the preparation of memorandum as directed by the group leader. 

Maintain strict client confidentiality.  

Attend mandatory weekly group meetings and at other times as required to complete casework requirements and to meet with the litigators assigned to the files.

Attends group meetings every week. Commits to volunteering for 7 to 10 hours each week.

Selection Process

CLA will be accepting application for vacancies in intake support worker, caseworker and litigator positions between November 26 and December 7 at noon.

If you are interested in applying pleaser review the information about the positions on the website and complete the application process between November 26th and December 7th. The application process will be accessed through this website. Interviews will be conducted the week of December 11th and the winter schedule will be finalized in mid-December. Mandatory orientation sessions are as follows:

New caseworker orientation will be on Friday January 11 10am -12 pm, 1pm -3 pm , 2pm -4 pm . The full day of caseworker/ intake support worker training will be held at the law school moot court from 9:00 to 4:30 pm . If you have never attended litigator training you are required to attend one of these sessions. Litigator training will be held on January 8 or 9  at 10am -12 pm. In addition, Litigators are also required to shadow a litigator and attend a court session for each court/tribunal that they appear in.

If you are interested in applying please complete and submit the application form by Friday December 7 , 2018 at noon. The application form is here: Open the updated new student application

You will be required to submit your cover letter, resume and class schedule in the application.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of December 11, 2018. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Mandatory orientation will be held on Friday January 11 10 am -12 pm , 1 pm-3 pm  2pm - 4 pm. The full day of caseworker/ intake support worker training will be held at the law school moot court from 9:00 to 4:30 pm. You are required to attend one session on Friday and the Saturday training.