Articling Student, Policy & Office Of General Counsel – 10 Month Contract (hybrid, Toronto)
OVERVIEW: To receive a copy of this posting in French, email email@example.com. Please include the “job title” – French version in the subject line. Pour recevoir une copie de cette annonce en français, écrivez à firstname.lastname@example.org. Veuillez indiquer “job title” – French version dans la ligne de sujet. JOB PURPOSE: There is an opportunity to article with the Law Society in 2023-2024. The articling student will spend half of the term supporting the Law Society’s Policy department, and the other half of the term supporting the Law Society's Office of General Counsel. While in the Policy department, the student will assist the Director and Strategic Policy Counsel in the development of programs and policy options, including performing research, writing research reports, drafting model policies for the legal profession and attending meetings with lawyers and benchers of the Law Society of Ontario. While in the Office of General Counsel, the student will assist the General Counsel and her Counsel with legal research, writing legal memoranda, reviewing and drafting contracts, copyright matters, drafting executive legislation, disclosure, and advisory work. There may be opportunities to observe and assist at various steps in criminal, civil, and tribunal proceedings, including mediations, motions and hearings. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must be registered in the Lawyer Licensing Process with the Law Society of Ontario. Knowledge of legal research databases and Microsoft Office suite is an asset. The start date for the position is somewhat flexible, but will begin no later than August 14, 2023 . Students interested in this articling opportunity are required to submit a cover letter, law school transcripts, and resume. Please combine the requested documents into ONE SINGLE PDF document to upload, in the following order: cover letter (if applying to more than one Articling opportunity, please address both opportunities in the SAME cover letter) transcript resume Applications must be received no later than June 12, 2023 . KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: N/A WORKING ARRANGEMENT: The Law Society has introduced a Distributed Workforce Model to leverage flexibility and agility, and to maximize employee productivity and engagement. Work arrangements will be determined by role and departmental requirements. The working arrangement for this position has been classified as hybrid, where the employee will regularly flex their work location between home and office. The specific application of this will be communicated to applicants contacted during the recruitment process. ACCOMMODATION: The Law Society of Ontario values and respects diversity. We are committed to creating an accessible, barrier-free and inclusive workplace in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please make any requirement you may have for accommodation during the recruitment process known when contacted. If you are unable to apply to this position due to the requirement for an accommodation of any kind, please email us at email@example.com or call 416-947-3438.