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.

Applications for the winter term will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday November 24, 2017. Please send your cover letter, your resume and your class schedule to Stacey Marion at smarion@uwindsor.ca. Only selected candidates will be invited to an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of November 27, 2017.  Successful applicants will be required to attend the mandatory orientation sessions scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018.