Associate Lawyer Position

At YL, we enjoy the variety of our work - we specialize in debt collection, litigation and real estate. We have a history of success built on lasting relationships that produce results with great value for our clients. We’re currently seeking a junior associate lawyer who shares the same client-focused approach and enjoys a flexible workplace that allows for both life and work balance. As a successful candidate in our Litigation area, ideally with a focus on Debtor/Creditor and insolvency law. You will have experience dealing with the recovery of outstanding debt on behalf of creditors including financial institutions and leasing companies.  We are committed to serving every client the best way possible, and it starts with finding the best legal talent, who cares about clients, to deliver it.


Objectives of this Role

Be well versed in the debtor/creditor relationships

Advise, advocate for, or represent our clients’ interests and issues

Write clearly persuasive motions and facta

Be able to resolve disputes efficiently or in the alternative, litigate them

Continue your legal education with professional development

Contribute to a well-established practice with networking and business development 


Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

Work closely with team to prepare comprehensive motions, mediation briefs, trial preparation as needed;

Interface with clients about discovery, trial preparation, and other case-related work

Research and case preparation

Conduct examinations, motions, mediations, trials; 

Make frequent court appearances, hearings, and pre-trial conferences


Skills and Qualifications

Member of Law Society of Ontario. 

2-3 years’ litigation experience

Extremely detail oriented with ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines

Strong organizational and project management skills


Preferred Qualifications

Great client interface skills

Excellent with people and follow up to provide great legal advice and customer service

Detailed and organized 


If you are interested in applying to this opportunity, please forward your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript, in confidence, to For more background on our firm, please visit We also support applications from diverse backgrounds and individuals with disabilities that can accommodate using an elevator for the 9th floor of a midtown building.


Expected start date:

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $60,000.00-$75,000.00 per year but is negotiable depending upon experience.