We are Hiring an Employment & Labour Lawyer
Looking for an innovative, collaborative and creative employment & labour law firm to put down your lawyer roots? Come join SpringLaw!
We are a growing, busy group of smart, tech-forward employment & labour lawyers looking to add to our team. We serve both employers and employees in a wide range of industries, from tech to landscaping to finance.
If you are a lawyer with ~4-6 years of experience and are looking for a high-impact position with strong training and mentoring to grow your career, SpringLaw might be for you!
What Sets Us Apart
SpringLaw is a virtual employment law boutique whose purpose and passion is to disrupt old-school law for an amazing client journey.
We have been remote workers since day 1. The firm was founded 6 years ago on a paperless and virtual model with a tech and cloud-based infrastructure to thrive in our new online environment.
We have lots of collaborative systems to keep us all connected, including daily watercooler chats on our internal channels, recurring and deliberate 1:1 mentoring and office hour meetings, weekly team file strategy review, quarterly meet-ups, an annual all-team strategy retreat out of town, and our monthly optional co-working day at Verity on Queen (Toronto).
We are an equity-seeking employer and we operate with an anti-oppression mindset. We maintain awareness of and remain sensitive to structural oppression/privilege at work and in the communities we serve.
Location: Ontario, with a preference for coverage in Ottawa, Kingston or Barrie. Your work will be remote with the exception of occasional in-person client legal proceedings, and 4 scheduled all-team meet-ups a year.
Salary: $125,000 – $150,000, plus profit sharing and referral bonuses.
Benefits: full range of health & dental; DB pension plan, education allowance and learning & development experiences; generous paid sick days & vacation, pregnancy/parental leave top-up
What You’ll Do
We serve both employer and employee clients in a wide range of solicitor and litigation workplace law issues, including contract reviews, disability management, discrimination and harassment claims, workplace investigations, M&A employment matters and termination claims and litigation. This is a high-impact client-facing role, and your input to the firm, to our mission and to our clients will be felt directly.
What You’ll Bring
We are looking for someone collaborative, creative, forward-thinking, tech-enthusiastic and who enjoys working in an entrepreneurial environment. Our ideal Lawyer:
~4-6 years of employment or labour law work with client-facing practice management experience and the ability to ground every legal solution in real life; a preference for solicitor employer advising work is welcome.
Collaborates effortlessly with other lawyers on our team. Though we often work independently, we use a shared system and always avoid silos – everyone must roll up their sleeves and simply ask “How can I help the client and our team?”.
Shared values for how you want to help clients: see our Client Values Manifesto.
A relentless growth mindset always seeking to improve workflows, legal knowledge, lawyer skills and client services.;
A tech-savvy, forward-thinking and bold outlook on the future of law and how to solve peoples’ legal problems today and in 20 years.
Grit, work hard ethic and an instinctive focus on getting the client’s problem solved.
Proficiency in Clio, Google and Asana, with a deep growth mindset for learning new software as the firm continues to grow and evolve.
A desire to join a team long-term, where you belong, grow and become core to the firm’s fabric;
A connection with your community, friends and family while working hard for clients – it doesn’t need to be one over the other. You’ll be a better lawyer for it.
And finally … we are a group of innovative individuals with can-do attitudes. We are kind to each other and we all help out wherever we can. We have fun and we’re respectful no matter how busy we get. We avoid egos and “brilliant jerks”. Our collaborative culture is in our firm’s DNA. We’re looking for someone aligned with our firm’s core values who will be a positive and creative addition to our team!
How to Apply
If you are qualified to practice law in Canada and meet 80% or more of the ideal requirements – send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Amanda Termeulen and attach your resume and the names of two references by July 28, 2023.
What about a cover letter? We’d prefer a 60-second video introducing yourself and letting us know something that stood out to you in this post that made you say “This is for me” as well as something role or company-related you’re interested in learning more about. If making a video is not possible for you at the moment, don’t let it stop you from applying. Including the information in a short paragraph in your cover email is fine with us.
SpringLaw is an equity-seeking organization. People who identify as being from marginalized communities, including Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people identifying as 2SLGBTQ+, and people from low-income backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in our hiring process. Please contact Amanda Termeulen at email@example.com with your needs or any questions you have about this.
What to Expect
Selected candidates will be invited to a first-round interview. Following that, selected candidates will be invited to a second and possibly third interview.
Candidates taking part in the full interview process will meet a mix of operations and legal services team members.
To help with the efficiency of the process, there will likely be two interviewers in each session.
All interviews will be online via Google Meets.
We are expecting – ideally – that we will be extending an offer of employment to our new Lawyer in late July to start in August.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.