The City of Mississauga's Legal Services team is searching for two (2) Articling Students for 2020-2021. You will be part of a team of engaging, enthusiastic and dedicated legal professionals that are committed to collaborating with one another to deliver on our commitment to the residents, visitors and businesses of Mississauga.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will report to the Deputy City Solicitor, work with the City Solicitor and other members of the Legal Services Division.
The Articling Program consists of two rotations:
advocacy and solicitor. The rotation system will provide articling students with the opportunity for a focused experience in those two areas.
The articling student will work on files in the following practice areas: municipal law, real estate, environmental, intellectual property, general litigation, planning and development law, and labour/employment law. The articling students will also attend court and handle municipal prosecution matters.
The articling student will:
Conduct legal research
Draft legal documents such as by-laws, resolutions, contracts, and court documents
Provide support to lawyers on different matters relating to the operations of the City of Mississauga
Have carriage over simple files and have various hands-on experiences in the practice of law
Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
Legal Services is looking for two articling students who possess the following qualifications:
Must be qualified to commence articling in July 2020 in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Ontario
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a team setting
Ability to travel between various City sites
Your application should consist of:
Cover letter and resume
Copy of law school and all post-secondary school transcripts
Any reference letters (optional)
- Please make sure all documents are emailed in one file.
Hours of Work:
City of Mississauga, 4th floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 3C1
CMO/City Manager's Office , CMO/Legal Services , Planning, Development, & Real Estate
If you are selected for an interview and your proposed transfer or promotion results in a real or perceived conflict of interest in relation to the Employment of Relatives Corporate Policy and Procedure, you must notify the Human Resources Representative as soon as possible.
If you are selected for an interview you are expected to disclose all current positions held in the City, whether full time or part time.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.