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

Thank you for your interest.

 

If you are interested in applying please complete and submit the application form by Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm. The application form is here: Clinic Volunteer Placement Application FormYou will be required to submit your cover letter, resume and class schedule in the application.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 10, 2018. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. A mandatory orientation will be held on Friday, September 14 at the clinic. You will be required to sign up for one session: 9:00 am to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, or 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and everyone will attend Saturday, September 15 at the Law School from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.