Summer Employment

The Edmonton Community Legal Centre provides legal and related support services for persons living with low income in the Edmonton area.

We are seeking up to four enthusiastic students with excellent interpersonal and time management skills, legal research and writing skills, and the ability to work in a busy and challenging team environment during the summer months.

The student will report to the ECLC staff lawyers and may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Conduct legal research related to open client files in practice areas including civil, family, and immigration
  • Use internet resources to access legal information
  • Assist with the management of cases using the ECLC client database
  • Assist in the drafting of legal documentation, including Provincial Court and Court of Queen’s Bench pleadings, affidavits, demand letters, and human rights complaints.
  • Participate in client interviews
  • Attend administrative hearings, trials, and other court appearances
  • Answer client intake phone calls, input client information into ECLC database, and check for potential client conflicts
  • Provide other legal administrative duties as required



Completion of at least one year of law school.  Applicants who have an interest in poverty law, and a background or interest in working with marginalized populations are encouraged to apply.  The ECLC serves a diverse client group, and is committed to hiring staff with a variety of personal backgrounds and life experiences.


Salary and term

We anticipate having four positions available from May through August, with durations of 8 to 14 weeks, 35 hours per week, at $20 per hour.

All interested candidates are asked to forward a covering letter, resume, and relevant transcripts to Jennifer Smyth, Director of Operations, no later than January 29, 2021.  We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those applicants who receive an interview will be contacted.


Edmonton Community Legal Centre

200, 10020 – 100 Street

Edmonton AB  T5J 0N3



Note:  U of A students who have permanent disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses must first apply through the Accessibility Work Experience Program by contacting