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ATTENTION!

Please note that the Tyndale Legal Clinic will be closed this Monday, November 23, 2015.

The Mile End Legal Clinic is hiring for the position of Executive Director!

The Mile End Legal Clinic is looking for a new Executive Director.

A not-for-profit organization and registered charity, the Mile End Legal Clinic is a network of lawyers and law students whose mission is to improve access to justice. The Clinic offers legal assistance to those who are not eligible for legal aid and do not have the means to hire a lawyer. Since its foundation in 2002, the Clinic has helped countless clients by informing them of their rights and by offering them support throughout legal proceedings. The Clinic is open for free legal consultations Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with follow-ups throughout the week.

The Clinic also has a pedagogical mandate. Through partnerships with McGill University and the Université de Montréal, the Mile End Legal Clinic offers internships (for credit) to approximately 20 law students annually.

The Executive Director of the Mile End Legal Clinic is also responsible for the Tyndale Legal Clinic in Little Burgundy.

To find out more, please visit the Mile End Legal Clinic website at http://www.justicemontreal.org/en/.

Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the operations and continuity of the Mile End Legal Clinic. Under the authority of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director:

  • Manages the legal services offered by the Clinic.
  • Recruits, trains, and assesses the law students completing internships at the Clinic.
  • Solicits and recruits volunteer lawyers practicing in a variety of legal fields, collaborates with them, and fosters their involvement in Clinic activities.
  • Acts as the organization’s primary legal advisor. Provides assistance to those representing themselves, including by offering input for letters of formal notice, advising them throughout legal proceedings, and providing legal opinions.
  • Maintains and strengthens relationships with various levels of government, the borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal, community organizations working to support access to justice, and other relevant entities (CLSC, administrative tribunal, women shelters, etc.).
  • With the support of the Board of Directors, participates in fundraising, maintains relationships with current funders, and develops new sources of funding.
  • Maintains strong relationships with McGill University and the Université de Montréal, notably by participating in career-orientation activities.
  • Acts as the organization’s spokesperson and ensures the Clinic’s presence as appropriate in various groups, forums, or roundtables.
  • Develops and implements projects, workshops and other activities to increase the organization’s visibility.
  • Plans, organizes and directs meetings of the Board of Directors (three to five meetings per year).

Qualifications  

The ideal candidate will be devoted to access to justice and related challenges. Passionate and committed to the cause, he or she will demonstrate drive and initiative. He or she will have an interest in education, in social justice, and in providing legal education to the general public, and will have an entrepreneurial streak. The ability to work autonomously is a must, as are excellent listening skills, and a great deal of empathy.

The candidate will have been a member of the Barreau du Québec for at least two to three years. He or she will be fluently bilingual (French and English), with strong management, written and oral communication skills.

Experience in civil litigation is an asset.

The Clinic is a flexible, stimulating work environment, and the Executive Director has considerable freedom in projects he or she takes on. The Executive Director is supported by two part-time employees, providing administrative support and accounting. 

Position

The position is a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience, on a full-time basis (35 hours per week). Candidates must be available Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., during the Clinic’s consultation hours and for meetings with the law students.

The deadline for applications is October 20, 2015. To apply, please submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitæ to the attention of Alana Klein at admin@melc.ca.

Small Claims Info Session on October 8, 2015

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, our partner the Centre de justice de proximité du Grand Montréal is holding a free information session on small claims cases.

The information session will address questions relating to the making of a small claims application, steps and procedures leading up to a small claims hearing, the hearing itself, evidence, and the execution of court judgments.

The session is open to the public. Please note that no legal counsel will be provided; instead, this session aims to demystify the workings of small claims court.

When? Thursday, October 8, 2015. Registration begins at 5:15 pm. The info session will take place between 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Where? At the Centre de justice de proximité du Grand Montréal. 407, boul. Saint-Laurent, suite 410 (Place-d’ armes Métro).

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY : 514-227-3782 or by email at montreal@cjpqc.ca.

 



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