2020-2021 Articling Student - Toronto

  • Ecojustice Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • May 20, 2019
Full time Articling Student

Job Description

About Ecojustice:

Ecojustice is Canada's largest environmental law charity. Our mission is to use the law to defend nature, combat climate change and fight for a healthy environment for all.  Our strategic, innovative public interest lawsuits lead to nation-wide precedents and deliver concrete solutions to our most urgent environmental problems.

 

Working with Ecojustice means joining a team of passionate, hard-working professionals. We strive to build an inclusive and respectful working environment, where all employees are valued for their contributions to our mission. 

 

Ecojustice offers a comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

 

  • Extended health and dental coverage for employees and their families;
  • Transportation incentives to encourage an environmentally friendly commute to work; and

 

Ecojustice is 100 per cent funded by individuals and organizations who share our values.  To learn more about how we are building the case for a better earth, please visit: www.ecojustice.ca

 

About the Role:

Ecojustice offers a unique articling experience, focusing on environmental law.  We are currently seeking one articling student in the Toronto office for the 2020-2021 term to provide litigation support to our program team of lawyers and scientists by:

  • Conducting legal, policy and general research
  • Preparing legal memoranda primarily in the areas of environmental and administrative law
  • Drafting pleadings and preparation of case books
  • Assisting in researching and writing Ecojustice reports
  • Assisting with requests for information and reviews under the Freedom of Information Act and Access to Information Act
  • Interacting with clients and other non-governmental environmental organizations

 

About You:

 

You will have a demonstrated interest in environmental law and a desire to work in the public interest area.  As our ideal candidate, you will be familiar with environmental and administrative law and be aware of current environmental issues.

 

Application Process:

 

Applications must be received on or before Friday, July 5, 2019.  To apply, please visit our careers page at www.ecojustice.ca/careers and submit your cover letter, resume, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation.

 

Ecojustice is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  We welcome and value the contributions of individuals who identify as members of a minority or marginalized community, and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, women, people of colour, and people with a disability.

 

Thank you for your interest in articling with Ecojustice and for understanding that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mila Coad, People & Culture Coordinator, by email at mcoad@ecojustice.ca or by calling 604-685-5618 ext. 244.

Practice Area(s)

Environmental Law