Attorney Professional Development, Professional Legal Management
Responsible for the recruitment, management and development of Summer/Articling Students and Associates at Koskie Minsky LLP ("KM"), including the functions of hiring, onboarding, integration, education, mentoring, career planning, performance evaluation, compensation and advancement.
Reports directly to the Executive Committee member holding the Professional Development portfolio; maintains a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Chair of the KM Student Committee (with respect to Student issues) and the Chief Operating Officer (with respect to participation as a member of the KM Senior Management team).
The ideal candidate for this position is a mature, tactful, proactive and resourceful lawyer who possesses outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, a strong work ethic and the ability to deal with challenging situations and adapt to change.
Koskie Minsky is committed to and embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion. We encourage members of all equity seeking groups to apply.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
A JD or LL.B. with a minimum of five years of experience in the Ontario legal industry is required. Previous experience supporting Student and/or Associate programs at a law firm is a definite asset but not required.
Excellent interpersonal skills with a professional client service perspective.
Superior judgment and the capacity to exercise it independently in complex situations.
Exceptional executive functioning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize, pay attention to detail, exercise discretion, multi-task and design/manage projects to meet budgets and deadlines.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work well independently and as a member of a collaborative team with colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the Firm.
Ability to travel periodically and to work overtime as required, particularly during peak recruitment and performance evaluation periods.
Strong knowledge of the Ontario legal marketplace, Ontario law schools, trends in legal recruitment and developments in law firm professional development issues.
About Koskie Minsky LLP
Koskie Minsky is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s pre-eminent firms in the areas of union side labour law, civil litigation, class actions, and pension and benefits. Our clients include pension funds, trade unions, boards and commissions, insurers, corporations and non-profit groups – as well as individuals seeking access to courts and tribunals.
We take great pride in attracting and retaining lawyers of exceptional skill and experience, with most of our partners ranked by Lexpert as top practitioners in their respective fields. Our clients benefit from ongoing access to this expertise – and we are committed to providing authoritative and innovative counsel, cost-effective solutions, and service of the highest possible quality.
We also have a rich tradition of ongoing public and community service, providing input and counsel to various government and professional bodies. In addition, we devote substantial resources to the monitoring and analysis of legal and public policy issues – information that we share with clients through ongoing seminars, newsletters and training programs.