2025 2l Summer Law Student - Criminal

June 27 2024
Industries Legal
Categories Criminal,
Toronto, ON • Full time

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) presents law students with an exceptional opportunity to embark on a diverse and fulfilling career in social justice. LAO is dedicated to the long-term professional development of its lawyers, offering experience in multiple areas of law throughout Ontario, beginning with summer and articling placements.

We are seeking talented law students passionate about a multifaceted, long-term career focused on providing access to justice. Consider joining LAO, where you can positively affect the lives of low-income Ontarians.

Legal Aid Ontario offers a wide range of legal aid services across the province. For more information about LAO and its programs, visit the LAO website at www.legalaid.on.ca.

Home Location: Toronto Courthouse
Secondary & Tertiary Locations: not applicable

Hiring Manager: Manager, Legal Services

As a summer student, you will be involved in matters that may include:
• Duty counsel services in criminal court: interview accused, contact and verify sureties, conduct surety interviews, act as intermediary between duty counsel and private counsel or Crowns, facilitate interviews for duty counsel, conduct guilty plea interviews, assist with set-date court, and assisting with weekend and statutory holiday (WASH) court.

• Enrolled in a recognized law school
• Proven dedication to social justice or public interest work
• Exceptional written and oral communication abilities
• Strong interpersonal skills such as active listening, empathy, teamwork, conflict resolution, patience, adaptability, networking and a positive attitude.
• Familiarity with Legal Aid Ontario's mission and services
• Ability to work independently, tackle complex issues, build relationships, and collaborate with teams
• Experience in serving marginalized populations, including racialized communities, youth, and individuals facing mental health or addiction issues, or homelessness
• French language proficiency is an asset

LAO is pleased to accept applications from students in law schools outside of Ontario as well.

How to apply:
• Application Submission: Apply online at LAO Careers
• Required Documents: cover letter, résumé, law school transcripts (unofficial web-based transcripts or grade listings are acceptable), and 2-3 reference letters related to work, school, or volunteer activities.
• Submission Details: Applications must be submitted through LAO's online application tool. No other forms of submission will be accepted.
o Address Applications to: Hiring Manager, 20 Dundas St. West, Suite 730 Toronto, ON M5G 2H1
• Deadline: Applications must be received by Monday, July 22, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST
• Multiple Locations: If interested in more than one location, submit a separate application for each and only apply to the positions you are willing to accept.
• Notification: Only candidates selected for an interview will be notified via email on October 28 at 8:00 AM EST.
• Interviews: Legal Aid Ontario will participate in the virtual On Campus Interview (OCI) process. Check with your school for the OCI interview schedule. The second interview will be held November 4 & 5, 2024.

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