Employment Lawyer

  • Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 15, 2020
Full time Lawyer (Private Practice)

Job Description

Employment Lawyer – 1+ Year of Experience

Date Posted
Mar 03, 2020

Are you ready to take the next step in your legal career? Tired of the typical demands of the traditional associate role, but love practicing Employment Law?

Join Osler’s Osler Works – HR team, located in our Ottawa office, and provide transactional and litigation support, research and client advice to the national Employment and Labour Department.

In this unique non-partnership track role, you will be responsible for providing national support to the lawyers in the Employment and Labour Department.  This position will primarily support “internal clients”, being other members of the firm, and is not necessarily client facing, however, there will be ample opportunity to work for significant business clients, including cutting-edge tech start-ups and venture-scalable businesses in our Emerging and High Growth Companies (EHG) practice area. There is no business development expectation beyond providing exceptional service to your internal and external clients.

You will devote the majority of your time to client work. However, you will also be responsible for the development and growth of Osler Works – HR, a unique project dedicated to transforming the practice of employment and labour law through a combination of people, processes and technology. This project will require you to adapt document automation, artificial intelligence, and other technological tools to optimize the Employment and Labour Department’s practice.

Position Requirements

Working under the administrative direction and guidance of the Head of Osler Works,  the successful candidate will:

  • be called to the Ontario Bar  (Barreau du Québec an asset)
  • have a minimum of 1 year of employment law experience, in the private or public sector, preferably in both Ontario and Québec
  • be proficient using technology, willing to learn simple software coding (though no prior coding experience is required), and adaptable to change
  • be able to proactively spot opportunities for process innovation, leverage technology to fulfill those opportunities, and analyze the success of such initiatives
  • have proven experience working with teams of various sizes
  • be comfortable working with lawyers in different cities (primarily Toronto and Calgary) and occasional travel to other offices
  • bilingual (French and English) is an asset
How To Apply

Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s leading business law firms by clients and leading independent reviews, with a highly regarded Employment and Labour Department (all 5 partners are ranked in Chambers), Osler offers the successful candidate the benefit of working with more than 400 of the best legal minds in the country and the opportunity to develop your skills in this innovative and exciting area in a growing practice. Osler has the national leading EHG practice and our Employment and Labour Department plays a pivotal role in supporting and advising clients in this exciting industry sector.

If you have strong attention to detail, can manage multiple deadlines, work in a fast-paced environment independently and as part of a team, and are looking for a unique opportunity, please reply in confidence with a cover letter, detailed résumé and academic transcripts directly to our online application on the clear legal job board in Ottawa.

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Practice Area(s)

employment law