We are hiring for Canada Summer Jobs “Legal Administrative Assistant” position!

Community Legal Services of Ottawa is seeking applicants for a legal administrative assistant position at our office located at 406-1355 Bank Street.

Community Legal Services of Ottawa (CLSO) is a non-profit, community legal clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario, providing legal support for residents of Ottawa living on a low income, as well as community development and organizing, law reform, legal education and outreach services |

To be eligible, you must be:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

About the Legal Administrative Position:

  • 8-week contract starting mid to late June.
  • Compensation is $15.50/hour for 35 hours/week.

Anticipated Work Tasks

  • receiving incoming telephone calls and walk-in clients;
  • guiding clients through screening process to identify legal issues and making referral to caseworker and/or third party as appropriate;
  • supporting legal staff with client file work;
  • some photocopying, scanning and faxing; and
  • providing support to supervisor and administration team when and as required.

Skills Required:

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Able to efficiently multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to client needs.
  • Strong Microsoft (Word, Outlook) skills
  • Able to work independently and show initiative with minimal supervision.
  • English essential with strong working knowledge of a second language (French preferred).

Important Points to Note:

  • The Legal Administrative Assistant must be able to work in-person AND remotely, if necessary, and comply with social distancing and other requirements set by CLSO related to COVID-19
  • Interview dates are anticipated to take place in early June.

How to Apply:

  • Send a Cover Letter and Resumé (PDF) to by June 2nd, 2023 at 4:30 pm.

We welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 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.