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 are being filled.

The ideal candidates will have an entrepreneurial work ethic, 0-5+ (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?"

Responsibilities
  • Provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of legal areas, including, constitutional, civil liberties, regulatory, administrative, defamation, and contract.
  • Respond quickly to legal crises, including rapid drafting and filing of lawsuits, complaints and demand letters.
  • Help manage civil liberties projects like www.FightTheFines.com and www.FightVaccinePassports.com
  • Litigate in person and via Zoom.
  • Appear with media partners to explain legal issues to Canadians.
Qualifications
  • Member in good standing with the law society
  • Minimum 0-5+ 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

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The successful candidates would report to TDF’s volunteer board.