Employment Law Division

1L training: Tuesdays  from 12:40 to 1:55pm 

Upper Year volunteer training:

  • Monday October 2, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Wednesday October 11, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Wednesday October 18, 12:30-2:00pm
  • Wednesday October 25, 12:30-2:00pm

Division description

DLS represents people whose employers have wrongfully terminated their employment, discriminated against them or denied their statutory employment rights (ie. overtime, vacation pay) We will represent clients at the Ministry of Labour, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Small Claims Court and  the Social Security Tribunal.

Volunteer program

As an Employment Law Division volunteer, you will attend training sessions intended to introduce you to the relevant areas of employment law, court and tribunal procedures as well as client counseling and negotiation that you will require to work in the division.

Upper year volunteer program

Upper year students applying to volunteer in the employment law division must have previous experience either (1) working in employment/labour law; OR (2) working at DLS either as a volunteer or credit student in any division.

There will be four weekly one-and-a-half-hour training sessions, on the dates above. For the remainder of the academic year, you will attend case rounds to discuss ongoing files with your fellow students and meet regularly with review counsel. Upper year volunteers will be expected to take on between 1-2 files over the course of the year.

This program is open to 2nd and 3rd year JD students and all LLM and SJD students.  If you have already taken the credit course in Employment, you do not have to attend the volunteer training sessions.