Senior In-House Counsel / Civil Liberties Lawyers

The Democracy Fund is seeking motivated In-House Counsel/Civil Liberties Lawyers to join a new and growing legal team in Toronto. Several positions may be filled.

The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial work ethic, 5+ (post call) years of demonstrated litigation experience, and a passion for civil liberties advocacy. The successful candidates will constantly be scanning the news and thinking, "how can we use the law to preserve our liberties?"


  • Provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of legal areas, including, constitutional, civil liberties, regulatory, administrative, and contract.
  • Respond quickly to legal crises, including rapid drafting and filing of lawsuits, complaints and demand letters.
  • Help manage civil liberties projects like and
  • Work closely with junior legal counsel.
  • Litigate in person and via Zoom.
  • Appear with media partners to explain legal issues to Canadians.


  • Member in good standing with the law society
  • Minimum 5+ years (post call) of demonstrated litigation experience
  • Excellent analytical, drafting, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Preference is given to candidates who can work out of our Toronto office


$100,000 - $125,000 per year. The successful candidates would report to TDF’s volunteer board.

Apply now.