Labour and Employment Associate Lawyer

Our Labour and Employment Associate Lawyers are responsible for providing legal, research and business development services to the firm.  Specifically:

  • Advise clients directly on workplace issues related to employment standards, human rights, employment contracts, health and safety, workplace policies, HR strategies, education law and language rights;
  • Represent employers in collective bargaining, mediations, arbitrations and civil litigation;
  • Represent clients in court;
  • Draft legal memoranda, opinions, briefs, pleadings and other legal documents;
  • Research and analyze documents and case law to ensure the accuracy of advice and procedure;
  • Support the firm’s business development initiatives, identify opportunities to promote brand awareness, and build individual profile.

Education and experience requirements are:

  • LL.B or J.D. with excellent academic credentials;
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in successful practice;
  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada.


  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Civil Litigation

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Junior Accountant/Analyst

The Junior Accountant/Analyst contributes to the overall success of the organization by assisting with all financial responsibilities. In collaboration with the Finance and Special Projects Manager, the Junior Accountant/Analyst performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

Financial operations

  • Oversee and ensure the proper execution of financial functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing.
  • Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for docketing/billing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner and accounts receivable are collected promptly.
  • Liaise with Lawyers to review aged receivables and action as required.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Maintain the chart of accounts.
  • Develop an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions.
  • Responsible for posting most financial transactions.

Financial reporting

  • Produce timely and accurate financial reports (i.e. month-end reporting package for Partners as well as cash flow forecasting report) that are user-appropriate and comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Provide regular updates concerning the financial status of the organization to the Finance and Special Projects Manager and/or Chief Operating Officer.

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Bilingual Legal Assistant (full-time, Permanent – 35 hours/week)

The Legal Assistant provides customer service and administrative support for multiple Lawyers and performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

Schedule maintenance

  • Organize the flow of work through the lawyers’ office and initiate follow-up action in a timely manner to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Maintain and monitor calendars including but not limited to scheduling appointments, hearings, travel, and conferences, as directed.
  • Manage the bring-forward systems on a daily-basis to ensure important deadlines are met.

Drafting and correspondence

  • Liaise between the lawyers, contacts, and clients.
  • Prepare legal documents including, but not limited to affidavits, briefs, motions, subpoenas, appearance sheets, minutes of settlement, release agreements, etc.
  • Review and proofread outgoing documents and correspondence, verifying text for accuracy and syntax.
  • Maintain and update current client and arbitrator contact lists.
  • Respond to routine correspondence by mail, fax, email and telephone calls.

General Administration

  • Perform conflict searches, create and maintain files, and close files as instructed.
  • Support case preparation by assembling materials required during hearings.
  • Maintain electronic copies of all documentation in Emond Harnden’s database to supplement available precedents.
  • Input and validate lawyers’ time dockets; coordinate lawyers’ monthly/yearly docket totals as requested.
  • Track lawyers’ Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) Continuing Professional Development hours, and input into the LSUC Portal.
  • Prepare or make changes to lawyers’ conference and/or seminar presentations.

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If you’re interested in a position in our summer or articling program, please visit our Students page.