Articling with the Region of Peel
Legal Services employs one articling student for approximately 12 months.
This opportunity combines the supportive environment of a government office with the broad range of practice areas and service commitment of a large, full-service firm.
|Contract duration:||Approximately twelve (12) months starting August 2021.
(The 2020/21 articling student position has been filled.)
|Application deadline:||July 20, 2020|
|Interview dates:||Interviews are expected to occur in early August.|
|Compensation:||Band 5 as per Non-Union Salary Structure, plus comprehensive benefits|
|Location and hours of work:||10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)
The articling student will:
- Provide legal research assistance.
- Prepare memoranda and legal opinions.
- Provide legal support on a broad range of files in each of the practice areas
- Providing legal representation by appearing in court, before administrative boards and tribunals and in mediation and arbitration of all types.
- Diverse Regional client groups include all departments, as well as the Peel Police Services Board.
- Construction liens, labour and employment, personal injury and commercial litigation matters are typical.
- Expectations include providing research support, preparing pleadings and documents and representing the Region of Peel before courts and tribunals.
- Drafting legal documents and providing legal research to support clients in affordable housing, IT, waste management, water & wastewater servicing.
- Providing legal advice on the Municipal Act, 2001, Planning Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and other relevant municipal legislation.
- Preparation and enactment of municipal by-laws and creation of policy within the municipal jurisdiction for administrative decision making.
- Assisting with the acquisition and disposition of real property, both residential and commercial, as well as preparing documents relating to leasing, licensing, expropriation and environmental site concerns.
- Exposure to title searching, agreements of purchase and sale and securing easement rights for roads and municipal infrastructure projects.
- Assistance with land development agreements and tribunal representation at the Land Planning Appeals Tribunal.
To be eligible for the articling student position, applicants must, at minimum:
- Have completed their LL.B. or J.D. or be enrolled in their final year of academic study at an accredited law school or LSO-approved equivalency.
- Have a Class G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
- Meet other articling student eligibility requirements as required by the Law Society of Ontario.
How to apply
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.
Together with your resume, please provide a cover letter and your undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school transcripts.
A writing sample may be required from those students who are offered interviews.