Qualifications: Law Student (2L+) at McGill University
Description: Do you want to sharpen your advocacy and informal dispute resolution skills? Do you want to help your fellow students? Are you a McGill Law student entering 2L or above? Become a Junior Advocate at the LICM and take part in one of the most rewarding and hands-on experiences in law school.
About the Job: The LICM is looking for two Senior Caseworkers (Independent Researchers) to review two of our CLIPs!
What’s a CLIP? CLIPs are bilingual summaries of legal information on one area of law that our Directors and Caseworkers use as a starting point for their research into our clients’ legal questions. We’re looking for two people to each review one CLIP over the semester.
Which CLIPs are up for review? Business & Non-Profits, and Family Law.
What does the job consist of and is it remunerated? Tasks will include checking the accuracy of the information contained in the CLIP and vulgarizing its content. The job is remunerated at $16.00/hour up to a maximum of 40 hours spread out over the Fall 2019 semester.
Qualifications? We’re especially looking for people who have working experience in Business & Non-profits and Family Law and/or experience conducting legal research.
If you have a gmail account, please upload your CV and cover letter to the form. If you do not have a gmail account, please send your cv and a 1 page cover letter explaining why you want to work with us and how you’re qualified for the position to email@example.com.
Applications are due on Tuesday, September 16 at 11:59 PM and selected candidates will be interviewed that week. Successful applicants will be notified on September 20.
“I volunteer at the LICM because it lets me use my legal research skills to help real people with real problems. That’s why I got into law.”
“Volunteering at the LICM was an incredibly rewarding and memorable experience. It not only enabled me to develop my research skills, but also allowed me to help clients in need and develop strong friendships with my classmates.”
“Volunteering for the LICM was the first time I was able to apply what I learned in class in the real world. It was both gratifying and motivating.”
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If you practice law and wish to put your expertise to use by helping out at the Clinic, do not hesitate to consult the “Practising lawyers” section.
Are you interested in helping the Clinic offer free, high quality legal information to members of the McGill community and to the general public? The Clinic is always in search of practicing lawyers who can help its student Directors learn more about their area of expertise, as well as review internal legal resources.
Let us know how you would like to contribute to the Clinic by filling in this form: