Updated: May 24, 2022
The Muslim Legal Support Centre (MLSC) was initiated by the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) in 2018 in recognition of the lack of culturally competent legal services accessible to the Muslim community. The MLSC works to empower Muslims in Ontario by providing public legal education, referrals and summary legal advice, in addition to working towards systemic change.
The MLSC is looking for a full-time student to assist with the administration of its services and programming for the summer. The student will assist with administering clinic services with direction from staff and MLSC’s strategic plans, goals and initiatives. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to assisting with public legal education sessions, conducting research around client and clinic needs, conducting outreach to Muslim organizations and assisting with the clinic’s communication, marketing and fundraising needs.
The student can anticipate working up to 35 hours per week starting in June at a rate of $20/hour.
Directing clients to intake form
Connecting clients with lawyers
Updating case status and client data
Soliciting feedback from clients
Providing referrals to relevant service providers
Speaking with clients and managing phone line
Attending check-in meetings with staff
Exploring areas for improvement for intake process
Other duties assigned time to time
Qualifications and Skills
Current law or paralegal student preferred
Interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
Committed to access to justice
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
Familiarity with video conference software
Familiarity with online tools (e.g. Google Workspace)
Benefits of Role
Serve Muslims in a culturally competent manner
Increase understanding of legal needs of Ontario Muslims
Gain experience in clinic and non-profit settings
Improve writing and data skills
Acknowledgement of volunteer contribution
All candidates are requested to contact the MLSC with an expression of interest and resume in one document to firstname.lastname@example.org. The document must be in Word or PDF format and should not exceed more than three pages. Please indicate ‘MLSC Student Volunteer Application’ in the subject line when the application is submitted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with preference given to those submitted by May 27, 2022.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. As an employer, the MLSC welcomes diverse applicants who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation during the hiring process upon request. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
As of May 23, the position is now a paid position and is no longer volunteer-based. The incoming student can expect to receive compensation at a rate of $20/hour. Preference will be given to applications submitted by May 27, 2022. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.