Call for Host Organizations
Offered in partnership with Pro Bono Students Canada
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - The Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) is
pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from
prospective host organizations for its groundbreaking Public Interest
Articling Fellowship Program for the 2013-14 articling period.
The Public Interest Articling Fellowship was conceived to meet both a
significant need for legal assistance within the public interest
community and to allow law students to gain valuable experience in
public interest law. The program expands opportunities for articling
in public interest organizations in Ontario by targeting groups that do
not have access to funds to pay for an articling position. Pro Bono
Students Canada (PBSC), with its extensive experience in working with
public interest organizations and law students across the province,
will continue to administer the program.
The LFO is inviting applications from prospective host organizations for
up to six 2013-14 Articling Fellowships. The Fellowship covers the
articling student's salary, along with the LSUC Licensing Process Fee
and Licensing Application Fee. A stipend may also be paid, if
necessary, to the selected organizations for out-of-pocket expenses
(such as furnishing an office or purchasing a computer) that are
required to host an articling student.
To be eligible, the host organization must:
Be a not-for-profit or registered charity
Have an on-site Articling Principal
Not have access to funds to hire an articling student
Organizations that have access to other funds for articling students
(including legal aid clinics that are eligible for LAO-supported
articling positions) are not eligible for this program. The selected
organizations will hire a student for a ten-month articling period
through the articling application process governed by the Law Society
of Upper Canada.
The application form for the 2013-14 Public Interest Articling
Fellowship Program can be accessed on the LFO website.
Applications should be submitted to:
Attn: Navneet Johal
Pro Bono Students Canada
39 Queen's Park Crescent East
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3
The deadline to apply is October 24, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
The Law Foundation of Ontario helps people to understand the law and use
it to improve their lives. It provides grants for access to justice
initiatives, awards fellowships, and supports the practice of public
interest law and professional excellence. For more information on the LFO, visit www.lawfoundation.on.ca
SOURCE The Law Foundation of Ontario
For further information:
If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Navneet Johal, Manager, Pro Bono Students Canada at (416) 946-0930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.