Students applying for senior caseworker positions must be second and third year students who have previously volunteered at CLA. 

Please be advised that a condition of acceptance is attendance at CLA training.


Provide assistance to caseworkers in their responsibilities.

Assumes primary responsibility for the tribunal and court work for the file including: meeting with clients where litigation is anticipated, developing the theory of the case, reviewing research and meeting with caseworkers to ensure there is complete case preparation and analysis, preparing clients and case for the hearing, submitting trial briefs to Review Counsel one week prior to hearing, meeting with Review Counsel to review trial preparation prior to each hearing.

Facilitate communication with clients, Review Counsel, caseworker, court staff, and other community agencies.

Maintain a complete client file, including all correspondence and dockets of time worked.

Maintain strict client confidentiality.

Works under the close supervision and direction of Review Counsel at all times.

Attend mandatory weekly group meetings.

Attend courts and tribunals for adjournments, trials, hearings, and settlement conferences.

Ensure that an alternate senior caseworker is assigned to assume responsibility when the senior caseworker is not available for a court appearance.

Will be required to attend court and hearings outside of the group time. Senior caseworkers will be required to miss class when there is a court appearance required.

Attends group meetings every week. Commits to volunteering for 7 to 10 hours each week.


The academic term selection process will be posted here when it is available.