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Employment Opportunity

Renfrew County Legal Clinic
STAFF LAWYER – Full-time

Renfrew County Legal Clinic, a Community Legal Clinic serving the low-income residents of Renfrew County, is seeking a Staff Lawyer. The Clinic provides client services in the areas of Social Assistance, Landlord and Tenant, Canada Pension Plan, Human Rights and Workers’ Compensation.

We are seeking a lawyer with the skills and experience to manage a substantial case load effectively, while providing high quality personal service.  This position will be of interest to applicants with 5-10 years of practice experience

Renfrew County offers pleasant small town living close to rivers, lakes and outdoor recreation. The Town of Renfrew is only one hour from Ottawa.

Duties will include providing legal advice, casework, public legal education, and community outreach.

Membership in the Law Society of Upper Canada is required. Assets include previous experience in a community legal clinic or a similar setting, experience in relevant law practice, experience with low-income communities. Ability to communicate and represent in French and English is also an asset .A vehicle and valid driver’s license are essential.

We offer a generous benefits package and a 35 hour work week. Salary commensurate with experience.

Hiring will be for a one year term, with the possibility of permanent employment.

Proposed start time is June 1, 2017.

Please apply by Monday, April 10, 2017 to the attention of Richard Owen, Executive Director.  E-mail:  owenr@lao.on.ca

2016 RCLA Scholarship Winners

The Renfrew County Law Association Executive Committee wishes to congratulate Ms. Courtney Burnett and Ms. Kayla Quintal as recipients of the two 2016 Renfrew County Law Association scholarships awarded this year.

Both Courtney and Kayla have exceptional academic records and strong ties to Renfrew County.  We wish them continued success with their studies and look forward to the possibility of welcoming them to the Renfrew County bar in the future.

2017 Membership in the Renfrew County Law Association

Lawyers practising in the County of Renfrew are invited to join or renew membership in the Renfrew County Law Association for 2017.   Please click the drop-down menu on the Membership tab for a membership application and to read a letter from the Association president, Mary Fraser.