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Articling with the Region of Peel

Position: Articling Student
Contract Duration: Approximately twelve (12) months - commencing August 2018
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 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 on behalf of the Region by appearing in court, before administrative boards and tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration of all types. Client groups within the Region are diverse and include all departments within the Regional Corporation, as well as the Peel Police Services Board. The Articling Student will be expected to provide research support, prepare pleadings and documents, ensure required material is served and filed in accordance with legal requirements, and to appear before the Small Claims Court as well as statutory Boards and Tribunals.
    • Property Law - providing advice and practical assistance on a range of matters involving the acquisition and disposal of real property, as well as legal issues that arise in the context of the Region's operations involving real estate. This may also include advice with respect to, environmental site concerns and other issues that are relevant to real estate development. It is anticipated that the Articling Student will be exposed to one or more of the following: title searching, agreements of purchase and sale, securing easement rights, leasing, municipal expropriations, and municipal infrastructure, including the Regional road network.
    • Municipal Law - providing advice to the Corporation with respect to the unique requirements and authorities found in the Municipal Act, 2001, Planning Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and other relevant municipal legislation. The Articling Student will be exposed to a diverse range of legal issues affecting the functioning of municipal government including the preparation and enactment of municipal by-laws, the creation of policy, the municipal jurisdiction for administrative decision making, and the legal representation of the Region before the Ontario Municipal Board.

Qualifications

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

  • Enrollment in the student's final year of academic study of an accredited law school;
  • Class G driver's license;
  • Access to a reliable vehicle; and
  • Such other eligibility requirements for articling students as provided for by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Compensation: Band 3, as per Non-Union Salary Structure, plus comprehensive benefits
Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Hours of work: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday (35 hours per week)

Please note that the 2017/18 articling position has been filled. Applications for the 2018/19 articling term will be accepted from June 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017. 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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