Sep 27, 2023

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Rise is a public interest organization committed to serving the legal needs of women and gender-diverse individuals who would not otherwise have access to counsel. We provide legal services through an integrated legal services model that includes a law school clinic. Rise contributes to addressing barriers to accessing civil justice for individuals of marginalized genders and their children and we have a strong focus of family law, although we may also sometimes help with related matters.

About the Position:
Under the supervision of their principal, the articling student at Rise will work directly on client files. The articling student’s work will focus on files from the Virtual Legal Clinic, as well as conducting some hearings and applications. While the majority of the work will be in the area of family law, there may also be opportunities to work on immigration files.

See full job posting here.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • We welcome applications from all students who will have completed law school by August
  • We have a strong preference for hiring an applicant who has completed Rise Women’s
  • Legal Centre’s clinical externship or who will have completed the externship before
  • September 2024.
  • An interest in family law, as well as in working in a low-income clinic environment, as
    demonstrated through coursework, work experience, or volunteer experience.
  • An interest in developing a litigation practice and demonstrated ability to develop strong
    courtroom and advocacy skills.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work with marginalised clients and clients in challenging
  • Ability to look at cases through an intersectional equality lens.
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
  • A strong interest in starting their own practice down the road.

To Apply:

Applications are due no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, November 6, 2023

Submit the following materials via email to Vicky Law, Virtual Legal Clinic Lawyer
[email protected] with the subject line “Application for Articling Position 2023”

  • Cover Letter specifically addressing why you are interested in articling at Rise, as well
    as how you meet the qualities described above;
  • Resume
  • Law School transcripts (unofficial are fine)

See full job posting here.


Operations During COVID-19

Please note that, due to the current health emergency, our office is closed to the public until further notice. Our staff continues to serve our clients remotely, but we are not always on the premises to accept postal or courier deliveries. Please send documents by email where possible, or arrange a time for physical delivery in advance.

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