Labour and Employment Associate Lawyer

Our Labour and Employment Associate Lawyers are responsible for providing legal, research, and business development services to the firm. We are looking for lawyers who are aligned with our entrepreneurial spirit and who share our drive for delivering high caliber client service.
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 individual profile.

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Bilingual Research Lawyer

The primary responsibility of the Research Lawyer is to provide professional legal research assistance to the Firm’s legal team.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Lawyer performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

  • Use traditional and computerized legal research methods;
  • Research, analyze, and apply legal principles, facts, and precedents to specific legal questions;
  • Analyze and appraise a variety of legal documents;
  • Research legal issues and present clear and logical arguments and statements of fact and law;
  • Draft legal memoranda, opinions, briefs, pleadings and other legal documents;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work;

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Marketing & Communications Manager

The Marketing & Communications Manager plays an integral role in leading the Firm’s marketing and business development efforts. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining the Firm’s visual brand and exhibits a strong attention to detail, accuracy and consistency. This hands-on role is the single dedicated marketing resource within the Firm; however, the person in this position works closely with the management team and stakeholders on a variety of Firm-wide initiatives and also coordinates with outside agencies, vendors, and media as necessary.

Under the guidance of the Chief Operating Officer (or designate), the Marketing & Communications Manager performs a wide range of duties, including the following:

Marketing duties and responsibilities

  • Lead and execute corporate advertising campaigns (i.e. sector development, employment brand, and target marketing).
  • Develop all digital marketing tools and increase social media presence (i.e. websites using WordPress, LinkedIn, and Twitter).
  • Develop and implement digital marketing strategies and provide oversight in the evaluation of marketing programs.
  • Design newsletters and templates, and integrate content using MailChimp.
  • Coordinate the promotion of client events, breakfast seminars, conferences, and webinars.
  • Drive various digital marketing initiatives (marketing automation, SEO, SEA, SMA, inbound marketing strategy)…

Business development duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as an educator and advocate for upcoming trends and how to integrate them into business development initiatives within the Firm.
  • Lead sector development activities, including creation of marketing toolkits.
  • Research, vet, and recommend technology trends and strategic solutions for operational and business development efficiencies (i.e. CRM tools)…

Communications duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the development of all external communication strategies and materials, both web and print, that support awareness about the Firm, its services and lawyers.
  • Format, optimize and distribute email marketing campaigns, internal and external, including announcements, thought leadership, newsletters and event invitations.

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Talent & Administration Manager

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the ideal candidate will be an effective change agent, proud mentor, and effective communicator.  Possessing strong emotional quotient (EQ) and leadership skills, the Talent & Administration Manager will achieve objectives by actively engaging various members of the organization at key times.

The Talent & Administration Manager’s dual role will be a challenge that inspires them: Working with senior admin to contribute to and implement firm-wide objectives as well as managing the day-to-day operations associated with personnel management, HR, facilities, IT, and procurement. This key position in our organization will be occupied by a leader who has the capacity to think strategically but has the passion and know-how to be effective “on the ground”.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The Talent & Administration Manager performs a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:

Human Resources

  • Develop our employment brand: lead development of HR strategies and marketing collateral;
  • Drive full cycle recruitment for all support staff, legal students, and lawyers;
  • Foster new employee experience: orientation, training and knowledge transfer, new user setup, etc.;
  • Cultivate a culture of “service” through employee engagement;
  • Team Lead for administrative support positions: cultivate culture of performance, and normalize feedback; coach and develop individual team members;
  • Manage Wellness program: facilitate assessment process; source guest speakers; liaise with external service providers and vendors;
  • Oversight for all firm-wide team building and staff events;
  • Ensure compliance with Ministry of Labour: chair Health & Safety committee; lead organizational training initiatives;
  • Payroll processing: bi-weekly completion of organizational payroll (including but not limited to RRSP Contributions, Debit Memos, hourly staff, overtime, etc.); manage database of record for all support staff leave balances; Ceridian Dayforce and Powerpay super-user;
  • Upload and maintain Health Benefits database with external service providers;
  • Research and report on market data regarding trends, including compensation.

Information Technology

  • Lead relationship with external IT provider;
  • Working in collaboration with IT provider, develop and implement IT strategy;
  • Oversight for IT budget; tech procurement;
  • Develop and implement policies re: tech equipment and data security.


  • Maintain relationship with building owners and property management;
  • Main point of contact for security services;
  • Lead all space renovation activities;
  • Follow-up on regular maintenance and compliance issues;
  • Liaise with external service providers and vendors (HVAC, Cleaners, etc.); furniture procurement.

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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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