• Full Time
  • Toronto

Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Toronto Metropolitan University

The Legal Clinic at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law is seeking an experienced, equity-oriented lawyer to join us as our third Staff Lawyer, Legal Clinic Programs, as we prepare to enter the second year of our student legal clinic program in September 2024.  The ideal candidate will have either some familiarity with or openness to learning the skills necessary to work within a legal clinic culture that incorporates a healing justice lens, inclusive of movement and community lawyering, decolonial and anti-racist ways of thinking and working, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lawyering, and abolitionist and transformative justice frameworks.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the early stages of building a student legal clinic program, within a Legal Clinic that is deeply committed to equity.  Working alongside the members of the Legal Clinic Programs team, the Staff Lawyer will play an essential role in shaping the culture, practices, and substantive legal focus of the law school’s student legal clinic, and in forming relationships with communities and partner organizations.  The Staff Lawyer will provide comprehensive and holistic supervision and mentoring to students in legal clinic / legal aid related areas of law (this could include, for example, some of housing, social assistance, criminal, prison, and immigration law, based on the areas of experience and expertise of the staff lawyer and the needs of the communities served by the legal clinic); will participate in the implementation, refinement, and expansion of the law school’s student legal clinic model; and will work collaboratively with local organizations on community development, law reform, and public legal education initiatives.  The Staff Lawyer will infuse all aspects of their work with an equity-oriented, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed approach to student supervision, community and client interaction, and legal practice.

Key Qualifications

  • Membership in good standing with the LSO
  • Minimum 4 years relevant legal experience
  • Knowledge of / working experience in areas of legal clinic law

Deadline: Friday June 21, 2024 (11:59 pm EST)

For the full job description and to apply, click here.

For any inquiries, please contact Khalid Janmohamed, Director, Legal Clinic Programs, at khalidj@torontomu.ca.

To apply for this job email your details to khalidj@torontomu.ca.