City of Thunder Bay

  • Student - Summer Law Intern

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2018 10:08 AM)
    Competition Number
    City Manager's Office
    Posting Category
    City Solicitor & Corporate Counsel
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    CAD $0.00/Hr.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    Supersedes Date
  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2018/2019 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of my driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






    Job Description

    Position Summary:  Under the general supervision of the City Solicitor, undertakes a variety of work appropriate to the office of summer law intern. The law student will assist the City Solicitor, Deputy City Solicitor, and the Municipal Prosecutor in all legal matters.  


    Major Responsibilities:

    1. Drafts agreements, Corporate reports, and Municipal by-laws under the direction of the Solicitors.
    2. Undertakes legal research and responds, under direction of the Solicitors, to legal questions of Municipal staff relating to a wide variety of Municipal undertakings and activities.
    3. Assists with preparation of court and tribunal materials.
    4. Attends at meetings of Council and Committees of Council, when required.
    5. Performs other duties as requested from time to time.
    6. Catalogues and updates library material.
    7. Catalogues and updates precedent banks.





    • Must be enrolled in a post-graduate degree in law (L.L.B./J.D.)


    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills (courtroom experience an asset)
    • Effective oral and written communication ability
    • Legal research and writing skills
    • Ability to listen, learn, and take direction


    Conditions Of Employment:

    • Must undergo a successful Police Information Check (PIC)


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