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(Para-)Legal Help Needed
November 22, 2009 permalink
The group Movement Against Child Drugging is seeking legal or para-legal help to assist in small-claims cases on behalf of children whose rights were violated while under care of children's aid societies, residential treatment facilities and group homes.
Lawyer/Paralegal/Law Student needed to help stop the abuse of children (Toronto)
Date: 2009-11-20, 10:05PM EST
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Do you want to gain legal experience in fighting for the rights of children?
Do you want to make a change in the way Children's Services, such as group homes, Children's Aid societies, and children's treatment facilities are run?
Do you want to help children who were abused by the system and are less fortunate and unable to afford legal assistance to get justice and closure for violations committed against them?
If you answered yes to the above, we want to talk to you.
We are the Movement Against Child Drugging, and we work with children who are in the care of Children's Aid Societies, residential treatment facilities, and group homes, and we empower them to enforce their rights. Sadly, children's rights are constantly being violated, and despite numerous complaints nothing is being done to enforce those violations.
At present, we are working with children who are former patients of a Toronto-based children's psychiatric facility, which operates a secure treatment program as well as several group homes. We are helping these abused children and their families prepare their cases to be heard in Small Claims Court.
Their cases involve violations of the Child and Family Services Act, which are easily proven by way of documents, witnesses, or otherwise.
We are posting this ad hoping there are 2 or 3 lawyers, paralegals, or even articling students out there who would be willing to assist these families with these small claims cases when they go to trial. A LSUC licence is NOT required. Foreign trained lawyers are more than welcome as well!
A major national investigative TV show is also involved in this matter, and as such you may receive excellent publicity and it'll look great on your resume!
This should require little time on your part; no more than a few hours. Our organization has the knowledge to assist families in completing paperwork, but we are unable to represent them, and this is where you will come in. Your presence would only be required at one or two meetings plus the trial, and possibly the settlement conference.
While these families are unable to pay for legal assistance, an honorarium may be offered to you based on outcome. We
If this is something you would be interested in helping with, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and phone number, and perhaps a brief description of your experience. A resume is not required.
Please also visit the following link for a sample case, which is in fact a case that will be going to trial: http://www.fixcas.com/news/2009/Youthdale.pdf
* Location: Toronto
* Compensation: An honorarium may be offered to you based on outcome
* This is a contract job.
* This is at a non-profit organization.
* OK to highlight this job opening for persons with disabilities
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
Source: Craig's List Toronto