lviii ONTARIO REPORTS FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Southwest Region of Legal Clinics
The legal clinics of the Southwest region are seeking an employment law lawyer to join
our Mobile Legal and Social Justice Initiative team. The primary goal of this initiative is to
enhance the capacity for the Southwest region to provide full employment law services
to low income individuals residing in the region.
The successful candidate will be stationed at the Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic (in Chatham),
from which he or she will work directly with the legal clinics in Sarnia (Community Legal
Assistance Sarnia), St. Thomas (Elgin Oxford Legal Clinic), and Chatham-Kent. In addition,
the successful candidate will develop programs and consult with the employment law
caseworkers and/or the Executive Directors at the two legal clinics in Windsor (
Windsor-Essex Bilingual Legal Clinic, and Legal Assistance of Windsor) and at the legal clinic in
London (Neighbourhood Legal Services (London & Middlesex). The position requires
travel to all of the above legal clinics and possibly on occasion their respective satellite
The successful candidate will be an important part of a team providing full employment
law services including summary advice and representation before administrative
tribunals and courts.
• Relevant experience in employment law specifically related to the Employment
Standards Act and wrongful dismissal jurisprudence;
• Knowledge of Employment Insurance, Occupational Health & Safety, provincial/
federal human rights legislation, and Canada Labour Code is an asset;
• Effective advocacy and strong litigation skills;
• Commitment to social justice and broader poverty law issues and an interest in
• Ability to deliver high quality legal services to disadvantaged individuals;
• Ability to regularly attend at all clinic locations;
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with local clinics;
• Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
• Ability to work in French is an asset.
In addition to the practice of law, the successful candidate will collaborate with his/her
assigned clinics to design the employment law service that reflects the local needs of
their communities and the subregion as a whole. Additional duties will include providing
training, community development, public legal education and systemic initiatives.
Applications must include a resume, cover letter and 2 letters of reference (if possible),
to be received no later than March 1, 2019, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax (905-273-4255), courier, or mail addressed to:
Mr. Doug Kwan, Co - Executive Director,
RE: Employment Lawyer Position, Western Sub-Region
Mississauga Community Legal Services, 130 Dundas St. E, Suite 504
Mississauga, Ontario L5A 3V8
While this initiative has received financial support from Legal Aid Ontario, Mississauga
Community Legal Services is solely responsible for its content.
We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.