Connecting Articling Fellowships
Over a period of five years, The Law Foundation of Ontario has funded 44 Connecting Articling Fellowships at community legal clinics and legal aid offices. In each fellowship, an articling student either serves linguistic minorities in their own language or works in a rural or remote area of Ontario.
Connecting Articling Fellows have:
- Provided legal services in Tamil, Dari, Farsi, Urdu, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, and Spanish.
- Worked in Moosonee, Kenora, Cochrane, Thunder Bay, Waterloo, Belleville, and Simcoe County.
These fellowships fill a service gap and create a bridge between legal organizations and communities. They also encourage articling students to consider careers that serve linguistic minorities, involve living in rural or remote areas, or have a public interest component.