Qualifications

Students applying for Litigator positions must be second and third year students who have previously volunteered at CLA  and completed or are in the process of completing Evidence. 

Please be advised that a condition of acceptance is attendance at CLA training.

 

Responsibilities

Provide assistance to caseworkers in their responsibilities.

Assumes primary responsibility for the litigation work for the file including: meeting with clients where litigation is anticipated, developing the theory of the case, reviewing research and meeting with caseworkers to ensure there is complete case preparation and analysis, preparing clients and case for the hearing, submitting trial briefs to Review Counsel one week prior to hearing, meeting with Review Counsel to review trial preparation prior to each hearing.

Facilitate communication with clients, Review Counsel, litigators, court staff, and other community agencies.

Maintain a complete client file, including all correspondence and dockets of time worked.

Maintain strict client confidentiality.

Attend mandatory weekly group meetings.

Attend courts and tribunals for adjournments, trials, hearings, and settlement conferences.

Ensure that an alternate litigator is assigned to assume responsibility when the litigator is not available for a court appearance.

Will be required to attend court and hearings outside of the group time. Litigators will be required to miss class when there is a court appearance required.

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 Friday, August 31st, 2018 at noon. The application form is here: Clinic Volunteer Placement Application Form You will be required to submit your cover letter, resume and class schedule in the application. Successful candidates will be contacted by email. Successful applicants will be required to complete a mandatory court tour and litigator training scheduled for Thursday September 6, 2018:  court tour 10 am – 1 pm and training 2 pm to 4:30 pm, or Tuesday, September 11, 2018:  court tour 10 am – 1 pm and training 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Please contact Assistant (Clinic) Professor Jillian Rogin to confirm which day you will be attending and with any questions regarding the mandatory training sessions: roginjl@uwindsor.ca