HALCO Employment Opportunities

STAFF LAWYER (12 Month Contract)

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is a community legal clinic serving the legal needs of people living with HIV in Ontario. HALCO staff provide legal advice and representation, and engage in public legal education, law reform and community development activities. We are seeking a staff lawyer for a 12 month contract commencing in June or July 2023. The lawyer will able to split their time between working in the office and working remotely (precise schedule to be determined).

HALCO is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people living with HIV as well as individuals from HIV-affected communities and other equity-seeking groups. Accommodation will be provided during the hiring process and all information will be treated confidentially.


The staff lawyer will provide advice, referrals and brief services, and will also handle case files. The lawyer will focus largely on income maintenance, tenancy, human rights and other administrative law matters. The lawyer may have the opportunity to participate in the clinic’s public legal education, law reform and community development initiatives.

 Required Qualifications

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Knowledge of clinic/poverty law (e.g., income maintenance, tenancy, human rights)
  • Experience working with equity-seeking communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of HIV-affected communities
  • Fluency in French

Compensation: $66,500 – $71,000 range (commensurate with experience), employer supported RRSP (5.5% of annual salary) and benefits

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2023 (5:00 p.m. E.S.T.)

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, legal writing sample and references to the following (please note Application – Staff Lawyer in the email subject line): Hiring Committee, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, amy.secord@halco.clcj.ca

While all applications are appreciated, only those applicants offered an interview will be contacted.

This information can also be found in this pdf.

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