EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: JCCF seeks senior litigator

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Latest Updates, News Releases


The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca) seeks a part-time senior litigator to assist with constitutional litigation files in support of Charter section 2 fundamental freedoms.  The ideal candidate will have considerable litigation experience, preferably 10 or more years, and will have a passion for defending the Charter section 2 freedoms of individuals from violation by government and by governmental authorities.

This part-time position will require, on average, five to eight hours per week, with most of that work in the nature of guiding, coaching and mentoring an articling student and/or junior counsel, by way of reviewing pleadings, legal research and other aspects of constitutional and administrative law litigation. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, bearing in mind that the JCCF is a registered charity that is supported entirely by voluntary donations.

This part-time position is ideal for a litigator able to devote a portion of her/his time to the cause of freedom and justice, and able to sacrifice that portion of her/his time without receiving market-rate compensation.  The JCCF carries on litigation throughout Canada, much of it involving the defense of campus free speech rights at colleges and universities.  A willingness to work cooperatively with other lawyers who are part of the JCCF’s network of pro bono counsel is essential.  The successful candidate will work from her/his own office in the city of her/his choice; there is no requirement to be based in Calgary, where the JCCF is headquartered.

Resumes will be received in strictest confidence by John Carpay at jcarpay@jccf.ca, and must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining why the applicant is interested in this part-time position.