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  • Legal Worker – Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic 


    Legal Worker – 18 month contract

    Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic provides legal advice and assistance to residents of the District of Thunder Bay, particularly Indigenous people, who need assistance with poverty law issues.

    Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic is seeking a legal worker to manage a caseload in poverty law, participate in the intake rotation, provide legal advice and information, formal and informal advocacy, represent clients before administrative tribunals, and provide public legal education.


    • Intake and summary advice
    • Managing a caseload in poverty law – income maintenance (OW, ODSP, EI, CCB, CPP-D) and tenancy law
    • Informal advocacy (phone calls, letter writing)
    • Appearances before administrative tribunals – SBT and LTB
    • Public legal education, outreach, community development and law reform
    • Occasional overnight travel within the district and the province
    • General administration and other duties as required


    • Degree or diploma in the humanities or social sciences
    • Additional certification as a licensee of the Law Society of Ontario preferred – lawyer or paralegal
    • Relevant experience
    • Familiarity with relevant acts and regulations (Residential Tenancies Act, Ontario Disability Support Program Act, Ontario Works Act)
    • Effective advocacy skills
    • Excellent judgment and problem-solving ability
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills
    • Knowledge of community resources
    • Lived experience/competency with respect to Indigenous culture and issues
    • Excellent computer (MS Office) and information management (MS CRM) skills
    • A valid driver’s licence would be helpful
    • Some overnight travel may be required

    We offer a competitive salary and benefits.  Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and references to:

    Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic
    86 S. Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2V3
    Fax (807) 345-2842
    Email: Required subject line: Legal Worker Application

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020

    Job Ad – Legal Worker February 2020

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