May 6, 2021
East Coast Environmental Law invites applications to join our summer student team as a Legal Research Assistant. Two positions are available.
The successful applicants for the position will conduct legal research and analysis to assist staff lawyers with their legal work.
The Legal Research Assistants' responsibilities will include:
- Legal research and analysis: conducting research on existing legislation, regulations, case law, and academic publications on select and relevant environmental law topics;
- Public legal writing: summarizing and synthesizing legal research by writing, editing, and producing briefs, memos or other written materials. This may include preparation of materials for the public.
- Collaboration: communicating and engaging with staff, other students, clients, and collaborators during meetings and calls.
- Project management and reflection: checking in with staff, effective timekeeping, and project management, as well as a written reflection (for example, a blog post) summarizing legal research and job experiences.
Qualifications and Job Requirements: The Legal Research Assistant positions require legal research training. Each successful applicant will therefore be a current law student or a recent graduate of a law program.
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program: Applicants must conform to the program’s eligibility requirements. Applicants must: be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the 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, 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. International students are not eligible.
Each position is for eight weeks, with the anticipated work period running from June 28th to August 20th, 2021.
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 Monday, May 24th, 2021 at 5:00 PM.