Junior Employment Law Associate

Minken Employment Lawyers
Posting Date:
Jun 25, 2020
Minken Employment Lawyers
Area of Law:
Employment Law
Position Type:
Jul 31, 2020
Recent Call to the Ontario Bar or Student


Minken Employment Lawyers is a specialty employment law boutique that provides expert legal services on a full range of workplace issues to employees, employers, law firms, corporate counsel and human resource departments in a variety of industries.  Over 30 years of experience we have developed insightful, comprehensive and practical strategies for winning client cases, regardless of which side we represent.

We are seeking a recent 2019/2020 call to the Ontario Bar to join us.  This position is a great opportunity to expend legal knowledge and practice skills in the area of employment law by working alongside our experienced lawyers.  Strong emphasis is placed on client care, business development and building a client base to ensure continuous and organic growth of the practice.  We will also consider applications from law students for an articling term or part of their articling term that may have been interrupted due to the recent market changes.  

The responsibilities include but not limited to assisting senior lawyers with various aspects of employment law files; carriage of select files from beginning to end under supervision of senior lawyers; preparing letters and documents associated with each stage of negotiation and litigation; communicating with clients, opposing counsel and other parties involved in the course of the file; meticulous docketing in PCLaw; attending Courts, Settlement Conferences & Mediations as required; writing articles and blogs for the firm’s website and publications on behalf of the firm; participating in business development events, speaking at conferences, and any such marketing efforts as necessary for development of the practice independently and on behalf of the firm.

Some of the attributes and factors considered in the firm’s selection of a successful candidate are:

  • LSO member in good standing;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in employment law;
  • Ability to work well as a part of the team or independently on projects assigned and client files;
  • Time/practice management, communication and client service experience;
  • Demonstrated high value placed on business development opportunities with the view of developing a solid practice within the firm through showing initiative and active participation in business development efforts (firm blog, video, social media contribution and other business development and networking activities).Proven record of strong networking abilities, online/social media and other business development skills will be given special consideration;
  • Memberships in legal, business, community support organisations and associations;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and other legislation associated with the area of practice, strong research skills using online resources;
  • Level of experience in drafting correspondence, pleadings, Mediation Briefs, Motion materials, etc. (please provide writing samples) and have at least completed their articles in litigation (Court, Mediation and employment law experience is an asset);
  • Knowledge and attitude towards use of technology and computer systems, including various tools used to advance business practice of law such as time/record keeping in legal practice management and accounting software.

Please email cover letter, Resume, law school and undergraduate transcripts, references, and writing samples to Natasha Krestinina at admin@minken.com. Kindly use “2020 Junior Associate position” in your subject line. 

We thank all candidates for their interest however only select candidates will be contacted.



Contact Name Natasha Krestinina

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