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

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. Successful candidates will be contacted by email. Successful applicants will be required to attend mandatory training on January 8th  or 9th which  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.