ISAC is looking to fill an 8-months contract position for Staff Lawyer to cover a staff leave of absence. This is a full-time unionized (OPSEU) position with preferred start date of January 2022. The primary role of the staff lawyer is to undertake strategic litigation aimed at expanding the legal rights, remedies and benefits available to low income workers and people relying on income security programs. The lawyer will focus primarily on strategic litigation in the area of social assistance (Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program), as well as other income security programs such as the Canada Pension Plan – Disability, Old Age Security, Canada Child Benefit, and Employment Insurance. The lawyer works collaboratively with fellow staff, legal clinics and community organizations to identify the legal and income security needs of the client community, and to implement law reform strategies. This position reports to the Executive Director and is located at ISAC’s downtown Toronto office. Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
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NOTE: The deadline for application submission has been extended. Please send applications by end of day, Monday, January 10, 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Staff Lawyer Application.