Employment Law Division

Fall 2016 upper year training: Mondays September 26, October 3, October 17, October 14 from 12:30 to 2pm 

(note: do not rank employment law as a preference on your volunteer application unless you are available in the relevant timeslot) 
* As this program is in its first year, we are not able to accept applications from IL students

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 counselling 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 4, one and a half hour training sessions weekly on Mondays from 12:30 to 2pm starting September 26th. 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.