Articling Student – Temporary, Full Time
FEBRUARY 2, 2022| EXTERNAL JOB POSTING
COMPETITION NO. 22-008
Position: Articling Student- Permanent Full-time (52-week term: 2022 – 2023 (includes 10 weeks of PLTC)
Location: Sources Community Law Clinic- Surrey, BC
Hours: Full Time: Monday to Friday
The SOURCES Community Law Clinic (the “Law Clinic”) is looking for an Articling Student to join the Law Clinic’s team. This individual must have legal experience with a non-profit organization, excellent communication skills and a commitment to social justice issues.
About Sources Community Law Clinic
The Law Clinic provides pro bono legal information, advice, advocacy, and representation to economically disadvantaged individuals to assist them in dealing with a variety of provincial and federal administrative tribunals.
The Law Clinic also challenges decisions of administrative tribunals by way of a Supreme Court judicial review if the decisions are incorrect or unreasonable, or if the hearing process leading up to the decision was procedurally unfair. Recently, the Law Clinic has started to represent Co-op members who are being evicted from their Co-op housing units; these appeals are also heard by the Supreme Court.
The Articling Student will work under the supervision of a senior lawyer according to his or her level of competence and experience in regard to the work they will be expected to perform. The Articling Student will provide legal information, advocacy, and representation on matters that are adjudicated by various administrative tribunals including: Residential Tenancy Branch, Human Rights Tribunal, WorkSafe BC, Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Income Assistance Appeals and Social Assistance Appeals (both provincial and federal), and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.
- · Provide a full continuum of services in the areas identified above. This includes support, information, referral, completion of forms, written communications, and submissions on behalf of the client, negotiation and mediations, representation at tribunal hearings and arbitration.
- · Develop and maintain good working relationships with Sources staff, provincial ministries, other government agencies, other services agencies, and the community.
- · Maintain complete and accurate statistics and records for all program activities.
- · Perform administrative practices including record keeping, file management, and reporting to accredited standards.
- · Promote the Law Clinic’s activities at public events and provides public education workshop
- · Experience working with a non-profit legal organization
- · Experience with legal writing, legal research, and interpretation of statutes.
- · Self-motivated with the ability to run an organized caseload.
- · Skilled in the use of computer technology including e-filing and presentation software.
- · Skilled at exercising good judgement, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to take a team-oriented approach.
- · Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of social justice issues.
- · May be required to work the occasional weekend or evening.
- · 100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
- · Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
- · Employee & Family Assistance plan
- · Pension plan
- · Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks
Start Date: Approx. May to September 2022
Closing Date: February 9, 2022
How to apply: Please email your application, including cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a writing sample to Sharon Kearney at email@example.com.