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About us

Located in the heart of Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood, Emond Harnden is a progressive and exciting place to begin or enhance your career. As a boutique labour and employment law firm, we have been representing the interests of management in both official languages since 1987. We are looking for other forward-thinkers to join our team.

 

Senior Manager

As a key member of the senior management team and working closely with the COO, the Senior Manager will be primarily responsible for assisting with the strategic and operational functioning of the firm by working directly with Managers as well as leading internal and external communication with the COO.

As the successful candidate, the Senior Manager will be skilled in the following competency areas: Innovation management; planning and project management; motivating others; and organizational agility.

The Senior Manager will be responsible for:

  • Research and Analysis: prepare data for decision making; prepare background notes or papers for topics discussed.
  • Strategic oversight of finance department: Review financial reports, month end reports, draws; monitor department performance; explore and maximize use of technology.
  • Act as first point of contact for Managers, for information or support: Set and monitor firm-specific KPIs; develop senior administrative objectives and monitor progress using project management tool with dashboard; provide leadership and guidance to managers.
  • Business development: Develop strategy around all new initiatives, internal and client based.
  • Firm-wide communication: Prepare communication for all new initiatives; prepare internal/external communication for dissemination by COO; prepare and communicate quarterly and/or annual progress reports to stakeholders and others.
  • Support to the COO: Coordinate all meetings led by COO, including preparing agendas and record of decisions.
  • Governance contact: HR Associates; HR Students; Partnership Matters; Partnership Transition; IT; Finance; Sponsorship and Client Relations; coordinate all Governance/Strategy/and high-level meetings, including follow up

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Please submit your resume with a letter of intent to: resumes@ehlaw.ca


Research Department Manager

As a key member of the senior management team and working closely with the Director of Research and COO, the Research Department Manager will be responsible for leading the strategic and operational development of the department as well as supporting the professional growth of legal resources across the firm. Change management is a key element of this position.

As the successful candidate, the Research Department Manager will be skilled in the following competency areas: Innovation management; planning and project management; motivating others; and organizational agility.

Primarily, the Research Department Manager will be responsible for:

  • Coordination of knowledge transfer: Identifying substantive learning needs and knowledge gaps across the organization and facilitating knowledge transfer. Developing tools and venues for knowledge acquisition and delivery. Exploring and integrating the use of AI tools.
  • Business development/business data management: Working closely with the Marketing and Communication Manager to promote the Research Department’s services, expertise, and content to both existing and potential clients. Coordinating the development of presentations, trainings, seminars, and short conferences. Packaging and marketing existing services and toolkits to our clients based on their identified sector and needs. Assisting with planning and executing programs and trainings for clients.
  • Coordination of (new) industry and sector content and tool development: In collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Manager, leveraging all existing communication vehicles (such as newsletters and breakfast seminars) and spearheading the development of content and tools that target market growth within specific industries with the guidance of sector teams (e.g. education, aviation, etc.).
  • Strategic oversight of workflow and legal resource management: Monitoring work assignments and maximizing the available skills and knowledge of researchers, research lawyers, associates, and articling students. Having a general understanding of the workload and capacity of each legal resource in order to ensure that work is properly assigned.
  • Department team leadership: Reviewing Research Department data and developing learning plans with each member; coordinating team meetings as needed to communicate departmental and organizational updates. Being an active member of senior administration by contributing to the broader strategic goals of the organization and ensuring seamless communication towards and within the Research Department.
  • Training and development: Developing comprehensive onboarding protocols, orientation processes, and training programs for all legal resources, including acting as point of contact for lawyers as it relates to their learning. Developing a mentorship curriculum and coordinating educational events.

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Please submit your resume with a letter of intent to: resumes@ehlaw.ca


Bilingual Associate Lawyer (Dual Call – Ontario and Québec)

At Emond Harnden, our Associates are an integral part of our team, who help build lasting partnerships with our clients. Our Labour and Employment Associate Lawyers are responsible for providing legal, research, and business development services to the firm. We are seeking lawyers who are aligned with our entrepreneurial spirit and who share our drive for delivering high caliber client service.
Emond Harnden fosters a spirit of respect and collegiality between Partners, Associates, and staff, and we recognize that in order to provide the level of service our clients expect and deserve, lawyers and staff must be passionate about what they do.

Specifically, an Emond Harnden Associate will:

  • 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 an individual professional profile as a firm ambassador.

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Please submit your resume with a letter of intent to: resumes@ehlaw.ca


Bilingual Legal Assistant

Our Legal Assistants are responsible for providing administrative support to multiple lawyers. We are looking for legal assistants who are aligned with our entrepreneurial spirit, who care and see the value of their work, and who share our drive for delivering high caliber client service.

The Legal Assistant performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

  • Schedule maintenance
  • Drafting and correspondence
  • General Administration

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Please submit your resume with a letter of intent to: resumes@ehlaw.ca


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