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Articling with the Region of Peel

Position: Articling Student
Contract Duration: Approximately twelve (12) months - commencing August 2019
Department: Corporate Services
Division: Legal Services

The Region of Peel is able to offer a unique and highly attractive articling experience to our potential candidates. Working with Legal Services at the Region of Peel combines the work-life balance and supportive environment of a government office with the broad range of practice areas and commitment to service of a large full-service law firm.

Recruitment takes place during the summer in the year prior to the articling student's start date.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Articling Student will:

  • Provide legal research assistance.
  • Prepare memoranda and legal opinions.
  • Provide legal support on a broad range of files in each of the three practice areas described below.
    • 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 the Municipal 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 assististance with land development agreements and tribunal representation at the Land Planning Appeals Tribunal.

Qualifications

To be eligible for the Articling Student position, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 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.

Application Requirements
Together with your resume, please provide a cover letter and your undergraduate, graduate (if applicable) and law school transcripts. A writing sample will be required from those students who are offered interviews.

Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Hours of work: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

Please note that the 2018/19 articling position has been filled. Applications for the 2019/20 articling term will be accepted until May 18, 2018. Interviews are expected to occur May 28-31.

For further information and to submit an application online, please visit the Region of Peel Careers webpage and click on "Current Job Listings"

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

 

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