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 - commencing August 2020|
1. Provide legal research assistance.
2. Prepare memoranda and legal opinions.
3. Provide legal support on a broad range of files in each of the practice areas
- Dispute resolution
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, ensuring required material is served and filed in a timely manner.
- Business law
Drafting agreements, reviewing funding contracts, negotiating and troubleshooting with contractors, working closely with Purchasing division on public procurement processes, meeting statutory and trade treaty requirements, for clients in affordable housing, IT, waste management, water & wastewater servicing, drafting Council reports and by-laws.
- Property law
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.
- Municipal law
Providing legal advice on theMunicipal 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. Support to the Health Department and Medical Officer of Health, Human Services and assistance with land development agreements and tribunal representation at the Land Planning Appeals Tribunal.
Candidates must meet the following minimum requirement.
- Completion of LL.B. or J.D. or enrollment in final year of academic study at an accredited law school, or LSO approved equivalency;
- Class G driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle; and
- Such other articling student eligibility requirements as required by the Law Society of Ontario.
Along with your resume, provide a cover letter and your undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school transcripts. These documents are to be submitted as 1 file.
A writing sample will be requested for students who are offered in person interviews.
Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)
Please note that the 2019/20 articling position has been filled. Applications for the 2020/21 articling term will be accepted until May 3, 2019. Interviews are expected to occur during the weeks of May 6 and 13, 2019.If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.