The Law Foundation of Ontario

Introduction

Job posting: Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund

We are seeking a Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund
March 7, 2022

Job posting: Summer Law Student, Class Proceedings Fund

The Class Proceedings Fund is a nonprofit fund intended to enhance access to justice in Ontario by providing financial support to class action plaintiffs in the form of disbursement funding and providing plaintiffs with adverse cost award protection. The Class Proceedings Committee (CPC) is a committee of five senior lawyers, who adjudicate applications for funding.

The Summer Law Student will work closely with Counsel and Associate Counsel to the CPC. Duties will include assisting with the review and analysis of funded cases, analysis of the database and records, legal research, and assisting with the writing of a major research paper. Opportunities may include observing the CPC hearings and select certification and other motions for funded cases.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in analysis of data on funded cases
  • Legal research
  • Assisting in writing of major research paper

Qualifications:

  • J.D. or L.L.B. student at a law school located in Ontario
  • Computer literacy, including competency with Microsoft Excel being an asset
  • Interest in and/or courses in class actions is an asset but is not necessary
  • Excellence in written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent legal research skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and take appropriate action where required
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk management
  • Strong service orientation
  • A high degree of integrity, sound judgment and problem-solving skills

Work arrangements:

  • The work arrangements will depend on the prevailing public health situation. While we are hopeful that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work from the Foundation offices, a hybrid in-person and work-from-home option or a work-from-home option is possible. Proof of vaccination status (two-doses) is required for in-office attendance.
  • The successful candidate must provide their own computer and internet access for any work-from-home work arrangement.
  • This is a fulltime (35 hrs/week) position. Compensation is $20/hour. The summer term runs for approximately 14 weeks from May 16 to August 19, 2022.

To apply:

Candidates should apply in confidence by submitting a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a writing sample by 5:00 p.m. (EST) March 21, 2022 to rhirji@lawfoundation.on.ca. Please use the subject line “Summer Law Student – [Candidates’ Name]”.

The Foundation is committed to a workplace that reflects our diverse community and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and equity-deserving groups. If you require accommodation in our hiring process, please contact us to discuss your needs.

We appreciate all applications; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.