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Ombudsman Ontario
Office of the Ontario Ombudsman
Job Term:
1 Temporary
Job Code:
OMB/2 - Legal-Articling Student
$1,285.25 - $1,285.25 Per Week
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ombudsman is an independent, impartial office of the Legislature that resolves and investigates public complaints about Ontario government organizations and municipalities, universities and school boards. The Ombudsman recommends solutions to individual and systemic administrative problems, and promotes fairness, accountability and transparency in the public sector.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Under the direction of General Counsel, the Articling Student will manage a caseload of files. During your employment at our office, you will be involved in all facets of our work and will provide a range of legal services, including legal advice and research, investigation of complaints, legal representation, policy development, and outreach.

How do I qualify?

About You

Successful candidates will have the following:

• Completion of the prerequisites required to participate in the Law Society of Upper Canada Articling Program
• Demonstrated interest and competency in Administrative Law
• Balanced legal background including education and hands on experience, paid or volunteer, which includes working with clients and researching legislation and issues
• Superb interpersonal and analytical skills
• Self-starter with a proven ability to work independently and within a team
• Familiarity with social media and new technology is an asset

This is a unique opportunity to develop your hands on legal skills by working with a team of legal professionals dedicated to administrative fairness.

Read more about the articling experience at the Ombudsman Ontario

Candidates will be paid at the rate of $1,285.25 per week.

All applications should include:

• Cover letter detailing your interest in our office and your related experience
• Detailed resume
• Writing sample
• Law school transcripts

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Interested candidates are invited to apply by visiting the careers page of our website:

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants for their interest; candidates selected for the short list may be asked to provide an additional writing sample.

All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 7, 2017.
Please Note: Moving expenses will not be paid.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 10 months, 483 Bay Street, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Legal Services
Posted on:
Monday, June 19, 2017
  • This posting is for an organization that is not a part of the Ontario Public Service. The information and tips on the Ontario Public Service Careers website may not apply to this posting. Please use the contact information below to contact the organization directly if you have questions.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, July 7, 2017 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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