Articling Student, Litigation Services, Professional Regulation – 10 Month Contract (hybrid, Toronto)
OVERVIEW: To receive a copy of this posting in French, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the “job title” – French version in the subject line. Pour recevoir une copie de cette annonce en français, écrivez à email@example.com. Veuillez indiquer “job title” – French version dans la ligne de sujet. JOB PURPOSE: The Law Society of Ontario is seeking an articling student to work in the Litigation Services department of the Professional Regulation Division for the 2023-2024 articling term. Under the supervision of their principle, the articling student will spend 10 months supporting the Discipline Counsel in the Litigation Services department. The articling student will assist with hearings before the Law Society Tribunal and/or courts, conduct research, draft research memoranda, draft documents for hearings, assist counsel with hearing preparation, interview witnesses, and otherwise assist with identifying legal issues and applying the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Law Society’s By-laws and the Law Society Act. There will be opportunities to attend hearings and to perform some independent advocacy under supervision. 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. Proficiency in oral and written French 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-947-3438.