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.
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.
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.
CLA will be accepting applications for intake support worker, caseworker and litigator positions. The deadline for litigators is Friday, August 30th at noon. The deadline for intake support workers and caseworkers is Wednesday, September 4th at noon.
If you are interested in applying please review the information about the position above. Interviews for caseworkers and intake support workers will be conducted the week of September 9th. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Successful litigators will be contacted by email. Mandatory orientation sessions are as follows:
There are two mandatory sessions for new caseworkers/ intake support workers: on Friday September 13 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and Saturday September 14th from 9:00 am to noon. Both sessions will be held in the moot court. If you have never attended litigator training you are required to attend one of the following sessions: Wednesday September 4th 10 am to 12 pm, or Thursday September 12th 10 am to 12 pm. These sessions will be held at the clinic. In addition, litigators are also required to shadow a litigator and attend a court session for each court/tribunal that they appear in. Group leaders will be conducting court tours in early September.
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.