East Coast Environmental Law Invites Applications for Two Summer Employment Positions

May 26, 2020

Job Posting

Legal Researcher Summer Employment Positions

East Coast Environmental Law is an environmental law charity based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that engages in public-interest environmental law throughout Atlantic Canada. Our mission and vision reflect our desire for a future in which the just application of innovative and effective environmental laws provide Atlantic Canadians with clean and healthy environments for generations to come. The three pillars of our work are public legal education, collaboration, and legal action. 

East Coast Environmental Law is seeking to hire two law students or recent law school graduates to join our team as legal researchers from July 6th to August 31st, 2020.

The successful candidates’ primary responsibilities will be to:

  • conduct legal research by researching legislation, case law, and academic publications on selected environmental law topics;
  • engage in legal writing by preparing research summaries and memos for East Coast Environmental Law staff and drafting accessible materials intended for use in public legal education initiatives; and,
  • collaborate with East Coast Environmental Law staff to support project development and implementation.

Qualifications and Job Requirements: The Legal Researcher positions require legal research training. Applicants must be current law students or recent graduates of a law school program.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, and applicants must meet the program’s eligibility requirements. To be eligible for employment through the Canada Summer Jobs program, applicants must: be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment; be 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, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations. International students are not eligible. 

In keeping with federal priority initiatives and in accordance with East Coast Environmental Law’s policies on equity, diversity, and inclusion in hiring, priority will be given to Indigenous applicants.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV (combined into a single PDF document) to [email protected] Applications should be addressed to Lisa Mitchell, Executive Director and Senior Lawyer.

The application deadline is Friday, June 5th, at 5:00 PM.

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