Articling Student

In-Person EducationFull TimeOttawa, ON

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The National Judicial Institute (NJI) is an independent, bilingual, not‐for‐profit organization, based in Ottawa and Montreal, with a mandate to coordinate and deliver educational programming to members of the judiciary across Canada.

Internally, a team of lawyers assists judicial education planning committees on matters of content and pedagogical design, while meeting professionals coordinate all logistical aspects of the programs. As part of its curriculum, the NJI offers over 70 judicial education programs each year. In addition, the Institute provides a number of educational resources to members of the judiciary, such as Judicial Education Guides, Electronic Bench Books, hard‐copy publications, educational modules to assist in program design, and an online judicial library.

The NJI is searching for an Articling Student to fulfill a ten (10) month, full-time contract beginning in Summer 2024, based in Ottawa.


As a member of the Education department, your job duties will consist of the following:

  1. Work with Counsel and members of the program delivery team to ensure cohesion between logistical planning processes and program content and delivery;
  2. Provide assistance at judicial education conferences/seminars at different locations across Canada;
  3. Research legal issues relating to judicial education and delivering results in a clear, concise manner;
  4. Draft input for education materials, including videos, hypothetical problems, discussion questions, and facilitator notes; and
  5. Assist Counsel with understanding the learning needs of the judiciary and respond to education requests in collaboration with the Chief Judicial Officer, the Director of Education, and Provincial and Superior Court Judges.



  1. Juris Doctor (J.D.) or Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.);
  2. Proficient computer skills including, but not limited to Office 365; and
  3. Ability to research legal databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, and CanLII.

While not essential, these qualifications would also be of benefit:

  1. Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) or Licentiate of Laws (LL.L);
  2. Experience working in a not-for-profit organization; and
  3. Fluently bilingual in French and English (Reading, Writing and Oral).


The skills required of a successful candidate for this position include, but are not limited to:

  1. Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks / projects;
  2. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and teamwork skills;
  3. Excellent writing and communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail;
  4. Proven ability to organize, take initiative, and exercise good judgment;
  5. Ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with professionalism and integrity;
  6. A positive attitude and the appropriate use of courtesy, diplomacy and discretion; and
  7. Strong professional ethics and an ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Annual salary: $55,318.

In order to be considered for the position, please ensure that your application includes the following: a cover letter, resume, and post-secondary education transcripts.

Please submit your completed application below.

The deadline for submission of applications is September 22, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The National Judicial Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with provincial Human Rights and Accessibility legislation. If contacted for an interview or employment testing, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.