Job Posting – Bilingual Paralegal

Community Legal Services of Ottawa / Services juridiques communautaires d’Ottawa is a community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario. We provide legal services for the low-income residents of Ottawa, as well as community development, law reform and legal education initiatives.

We are seeking a bilingual paralegal for a permanent position. The successful candidate will represent clients in workers’ compensation matters but also in income support issues and will collaborate on community-based legal initiatives.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide legal advice and represent clients primarily in workers’ compensation matters
  • Provide legal advice and represent clients in income support matters
  • Provide legal advice in housing law
  • Provide duty counsel services for tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Work closely with staff teams
  • Work closely with inter-clinic groups on matters pertaining to workers’ compensation
  • Participate in law reform matters, public presentations, lobbying, policy advocacy and media work
  • Collaborate with partner organizations on community initiatives

Qualifications and Experience

  • Paralegal with Law Society of Ontario license in good standing
  • Demonstrated experience working on workers’ compensation matters
  • 1 year of advocacy experience for vulnerable individuals
  • Community development experience
  • Capacity to work in French is required. Fluency in other languages spoken by our clients is an important asset
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice and working for change for vulnerable and marginalized groups
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong ability to handle multiple priorities in a high-volume environment
  • Ability to supervise students

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm.  Anticipated start date is end of August/early September.

The salary range is $63,000 to $65,000 commensurate with training and experience.

Please send a cover letter and resumé by email to:

Sylvia Chapman, Director of Legal Services
Community Legal Services of Ottawa / Services juridiques communautaires d’Ottawa
1299 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 7Y4

We welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized individuals, people living with disabilities and other historically disadvantaged groups. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. All information relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants but we will only contact candidates selected for an interview.