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Are you looking for practical legal experience?

Do you need experience that will set you apart from other applicants during second year OCIs and the Articling recruit?

Interested in working with real life clients and giving back to the Windsor community?

Apply for one of 10 summer positions and the fall and winter Group Leader role at Community Legal Aid (“CLA”).


About Us:


For over 50 years, CLA has been dedicated to serving low-income residents and UWin undergraduate students by providing legal advice and representation.  Our areas of practice include criminal law – summary conviction, highway traffic, provincial offences, mental health court, small claims, landlord and tenant matters, consumer protection, employment standards, wrongful dismissal, academic integrity, estate and limited family law summary advice matters.


What You’ll Do:


You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to handle the day-to-day aspects of legal cases. This includes direct interaction with clients, conducting research, and communicating with opposing counsel and parties. You will gain invaluable experience, in oral and written advocacy, representing clients in court proceedings at the Ontario Court of Justice, Landlord and Tenant Board hearings and Small Claims Court trials. Moreover, you will develop negotiation skills through engagement in resolution and settlement discussions.


Following the summer term, you will transition to the role of Group Leader for the fall and winter terms. As a Group Leader, you will lead a group of volunteer caseworkers and senior caseworkers, further refining your professional identity in a critical leadership role at CLA. You will develop highly sought after skills in management, mentorship, organization, team building, conflict resolution and time management under the guidance of experienced Review Counsel.

Apply Now:


If you are ready to develop your legal skills in a practical, hands-on clinic and make a meaningful impact on the Windsor community, we encourage you to apply.  Do not miss this opportunity to gain invaluable experience and set yourself apart in your legal career. 


The application will go live on February 16, 2024 at 9:00AM and close on March 1, 2024 at 4:00pm.

You can apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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