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Articled Student 2020-2021
12 month contract position - Full-time – 70 hours biweekly
This position is at an hourly pay range of $22.00.
Start date negotiable between January to May 2020.
Reporting to the Director of Human Rights, and working closely with the Commission's Legal Counsel, the incumbent supports all aspects of the work of the Commission's legal team; including:
- legal research and writing,
- interviews with members of the public and witnesses,
- litigation including drafting pleadings,
- drafting letters, opinions and memoranda,
- as well as assisting in the review, resolution and investigation of complaints.
The Articled Student will also participate in public legal education and policy review work, including drafting of plain language documents and presentations for diverse audiences.
The successful candidate must:
- be eligible for admission to the Yukon Law Society as a Student-at-Law in 2020;
- demonstrate professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality;
- demonstrate confidence and respect when interacting with the public;
- be able to express complex legal concepts in plain language both orally and in writing;
- have a robust understanding of inclusion, equality and diversity;
- be able to work independently and as part of a team;
- have proficiency with modern business software and legal research tools;
- be fluent in English; and
- demonstrate collegial, respectful, and professional behaviour in the workplace.
The following additional qualifications may be considered an asset:
- Courses and/or experience in the following areas of law: Administrative Law, Legal Process, Human Rights Law, Employment Law, International Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Indigenous Law, and any law courses dealing with human rights, equality and diversity;
- Fluency in languages other than English (including ASL);
- Experience working directly with vulnerable sectors of the public;
- Public presentation skills and experience;
- Experience with Indigenous or First Nations culture, language and history; and
- Legal clinic experience, litigation or tribunal experience.
Regular hours of work for this position are 35 hours per week, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional work outside regular business hours based on operational needs.
Employees of the Commission are not members of the territorial public service. This position is eligible for health and dental benefits, and other employee benefits through the Commission. Benefits include Law Society of Yukon admission fees and tuition for a suitable bar admission course in a Canadian province.
The Yukon Human Rights Commission is committed to employment equity and inclusion. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Indigenous applicants or Members of a Yukon First Nation are encouraged to self-identify. Applicants are welcome to let us know about any need for accommodations during the hiring process.
The Yukon Human Rights Commission is an independent quasi-judicial statutory agency reporting to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon. Our mission is to promote equality and diversity through research, education, and enforcement of the Yukon Human Rights Act. The Commission is respected as a trusted, impartial, and impactful organization which provides accessible public information and education about human rights throughout Yukon; partners proactively with individuals and institutions to improve understanding of and respect for human rights in Yukon; and provides a fair and effective process for dealing with human rights complaints. See our website www.yukonhumanrights.ca.
To apply, email your resume and a cover letter by 4:00 p.m. on April 30, 2019 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Date: March 12, 2019.